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, South Australia, he received a primary education before becoming a farm worker and apprentice printer, running his own printing business by 1871. He sat on Hindmarsh, Unley, and Adelaide City councils, and was President of the South Australian Liberal Union. In 1906, he was elected to the Australian Senate as an Anti-Socialist Senator for South Australia, but his election was declared void on 31 May 1907. The South Australian Labor Government attempted to install James O'Loghlin in the vacancy, but this appointment was also declared void, ordering a special election. Vardon and O'Loghlin both contested the election, with Vardon winning with 53.7% of the vote. He was defeated in 1913, by now a member of the Commonwealth Liberal Party. [2]

His son, Edward Vardon, was an MP for Sturt 1918–1921, 1924–1930 and South Australian Nationalist Senator 1921-1923.[2]


  1. ^ Serle, Percival (1949). "Vardon, Joseph". Dictionary of Australian Biography. Sydney: Angus and Robertson. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-23.