|Senator for South Australia|
1 January 1907 – 31 May 1907
|Succeeded by||James O'Loghlin|
15 February 1908 – 30 June 1913
|Preceded by||James O'Loghlin|
27 July 1843|
Adelaide, South Australia
|Died||20 July 1913(aged 69)|
|Political party||Anti-Socialist (1907–09)
Joseph Vardon (27 July 1843 – 20 July 1913) 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. 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. 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. Vardon subsequently succeeded with the High Court declaring O'Loghlin's appointment was void and ordering a supplementary election. Vardon and O'Loghlin both contested the election, with Vardon winning comfortably with 54% of the vote. He was defeated in the 1913 Election, by now a member of the Commonwealth Liberal Party.
- "Vardon, Joseph (1843–1913)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
- "Vardon, Joseph (1843–1913)". The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate. Parliament of Australia.
- Blundell v Vardon  HCA 75, (1907) 4 CLR 1463.
- R v Governor of South Australia; Ex parte Vardon  HCA 31, (1907) 4 CLR 1497.
- Vardon v O'Loghlin  HCA 69, (1907) 5 CLR 201.
- "The Senate Election". Evening Journal. South Australia. 16 March 1908. p. 1 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Election of 31 May 1913 Senate: South Australia". Psephos Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
- "Vardon, Edward Charles (1866–1937)". The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate. Parliament of Australia.
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