John Clemons

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John Clemons
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Senator for Tasmania
In office
29 March 1901 – 5 September 1914
Personal details
Born 1862
Launceston, Tasmania
Died 10 November 1914 (aged 51–52)
Nationality Australian
Political party Free Trade (1901–06)
Anti-Socialist (1906–09)
Liberal (1909–14)

John Singleton Clemons (1862 – 10 November 1944) was an Australian politician.

Clemons was elected to the Australian Senate for Tasmania at the first federal election in 1901, representing the Free Trade Party—it was later renamed the Anti-Socialist Party and in 1909 it became part of the Commonwealth Liberal Party. Clemons was appointed Minister without portfolio in the Cook Ministry from June 1913 until its defeat at the September 1914 election. At the same time Clemons lost his seat in the Senate with immediate effect, as it was a double dissolution.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Members of the Senate since 1901". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-28.