Arthur Budd

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Arthur Eames Budd (25 September 1870 – 28 November 1957) was an Australian politician.

Born at Ipswich in Queensland to farmer John Budd and Sarah Naish, née Eames, he was educated privately before becoming a railway worker and road contractor, moving to Murwillumbah in New South Wales in 1891 to become a farmer. On 14 August 1895 he married Annie Knight, with whom he had ten children. Budd served on Murwillumbah Municipal Council from 1904 to 1908 and from 1920 to 1927, with a period as mayor from 1922 to 1927. He was managing director of Budd's Farm Supplies until 1927 and had been a foundation member of the Tweed River Agricultural Society in 1910. From 1921 to 1927 he was the Murwillumbah district Coroner.[1]

In 1927, Budd was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the Country Party member for Byron. He served until his retirement in 1944. On 8 January 1935 he remarried Ida Swinney. One of his sons from his first marriage, Sir Harry Budd, served as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council from 1946 to 1978. Arthur Budd died at Murwillumbah in 1957 and was cremated in Brisbane.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Mr Arthur Eames Budd (1870–1957)". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Robert Gillies
William Missingham
Frederick Stuart
Member for Byron
Succeeded by
Stanley Stephens