Arthur Snowden

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Arthur Snowden
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44th Mayor of Melbourne
In office
Preceded by Matthew Lang
Succeeded by William Strong
Personal details
Born 29 July 1829
Dartford, Kent, England
Died 18 June 1918
Collingwood, Victoria
Spouse(s) Elizabeth
Religion Anglican
This article is about the Australian lawyer. For the English teacher and cricketer, see Arthur Snowden (cricketer).

Sir Arthur Snowden (29 July 1829 – 18 June 1918) was an Australian lawyer, politician and mayor of Melbourne from 1892–95.[1]

Snowden was born in Dartford, Kent, England, and migrated to Australia in 1852. He joined the Melbourne City Council in 1891, and was elected mayor three times. Following his stint on the Melbourne City Council, he served in the Victorian Legislative Council representing Melbourne Province from 1895 until 1904. Knighted in the 1895 Birthday Honours, Snowden died at his Collingwood home on 18 June 1918.[2]