Joseph Vardon

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Joseph Vardon
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Senator for South Australia
In office
1 January 1907 – 31 May 1907
Succeeded by James O'Loghlin
In office
15 February 1908 – 30 June 1913
Preceded by James O'Loghlin
Personal details
Born (1843-07-27)27 July 1843
Adelaide, South Australia
Died 20 July 1913(1913-07-20) (aged 69)
Nationality Australian
Political party Anti-Socialist (1907–09)
Liberal (1909–13)
Occupation Businessman

Joseph Vardon (27 July 1843 – 20 July 1913)[1] was an Australian politician. Born in Adelaide, he received a primary education before becoming a farm worker and apprentice printer, running his own printing business by 1871.[2] He sat on Hindmarsh, Unley, and Adelaide City councils, and was President of the South Australian Liberal Union. He was elected to the Australian Senate as an Anti-Socialist Senator for South Australia in the 1906 Election, but his election was declared void on 31 May 1907.[3] The South Australian Labor Government attempted to install James O'Loghlin in the vacancy. Vardon's initial attempts to obtain a fresh election were unsuccessful.[4] Vardon subsequently succeeded with the High Court declaring O'Loghlin's appointment was void and ordering a supplementary election.[5] Vardon and O'Loghlin both contested the election, with Vardon winning comfortably with 54% of the vote.[6] He was defeated in the 1913 Election, by now a member of the Commonwealth Liberal Party.[7]

His son, Edward Vardon, was an MP for Sturt 1918–1921, 1924–1930 and South Australian Nationalist Senator 1921–1923.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vardon, Joseph (1843–1913)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Vardon, Joseph (1843–1913)". The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate. Parliament of Australia. 
  3. ^ Blundell v Vardon [1907] HCA 75, (1907) 4 CLR 1463.
  4. ^ R v Governor of South Australia; Ex parte Vardon [1907] HCA 31, (1907) 4 CLR 1497.
  5. ^ Vardon v O'Loghlin [1907] HCA 69, (1907) 5 CLR 201.
  6. ^ "The Senate Election". Evening Journal. South Australia. 16 March 1908. p. 1 – via National Library of Australia. 
  7. ^ "Election of 31 May 1913 Senate: South Australia". Psephos Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Vardon, Edward Charles (1866–1937)". The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate. Parliament of Australia.