Rex Pearson

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Rex Pearson
Senator for South Australia
In office
28 April 1951 – 11 September 1961
Succeeded by Gordon Davidson
Personal details
Born (1905-01-13)13 January 1905
Kadina, South Australia
Died 11 September 1961(1961-09-11) (aged 56)
Political party Liberal

Rex Whiting Pearson (13 January 1905 – 11 September 1961) was an Australian politician. Born in Kadina, South Australia, he was educated in Adelaide at Prince Alfred College before becoming a farmer and grazier at Sandilands, South Australia.

In 1941, he was elected to the South Australian House of Assembly as the Liberal and Country League member for Flinders. In 1951, he transferred to federal politics, winning a seat in the Australian Senate as a Liberal. He held the seat until his death in 1961, necessitating the appointment of Gordon Davidson to replace him.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
Parliament of South Australia
Preceded by
Edward Craigie
Member for Flinders
1941–1951
Succeeded by
Glen Pearson