Arthur Rodgers

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The Honourable
Arthur Rodgers
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Wannon
In office
31 May 1913 – 16 December 1922
Preceded by John McDougall
Succeeded by John McNeill
In office
14 November 1925 – 12 October 1929
Preceded by John McNeill
Succeeded by John McNeill
Personal details
Born (1876-03-20)20 March 1876
Geelong, Victoria
Died 4 October 1936(1936-10-04) (aged 60)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal (1913–17)
Nationalist (1917–29)
Spouse(s) Eileen Eleanor Young
Occupation Farmer

Arthur Stanislaus Rodgers (20 March 1876 – 4 October 1936) was an Australian politician.

Rodgers was born in Geelong, Victoria and educated at Xavier College, Melbourne in 1889 and 1890. He took up farming in 1894 near Horsham and later also worked part in a stock and station agency. In 1904, he married Eileen Eleanor Young.[1]

Political career[edit]

Rodgers won the seat of Wannon as a Liberal off the Australian Labor Party incumbent, John McDougall at the 1913 election. He was appointed Assistant Minister for Repatriation in the fifth Hughes Ministry from July 1920 to December 1921. He was then moved to the trade and customs portfolio until his narrow defeat at the December 1922 election. He was considered a competent minister and he established advisory bodies to improve the quality of primary produce for export. He won Wannon back in 1925 election, but lost it in 1929 election. In 1931 election, he unsuccessfully contested the seat as a Country Party candidate.[1]

Rodgers suffered from diabetes and died suddenly of coronary vascular disease in Melbourne in 1936, survived by his wife, a son and three daughters.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Browne, Geoff (1988). "Rodgers, Arthur Stanislaus (1876 - 1936)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Walter Massy-Greene
Minister for Trade and Customs
1921–1923
Succeeded by
Austin Chapman
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
John McDougall
Member for Wannon
1913–1922
Succeeded by
John McNeill
Preceded by
John McNeill
Member for Wannon
1925–1929
Succeeded by
John McNeill