Robert Elliott (Victorian politician)

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Robert Elliott
Robert Charles Dunlop Elliott.jpg
Senator for Victoria
In office
1 July 1929 – 30 June 1935
Personal details
Born (1884-10-28)28 October 1884
Kyneton, Victoria
Died 6 March 1950(1950-03-06) (aged 65)
Nationality Australian
Political party Country (1929–34)
Independent (1934–35)
Occupation Businessman

Robert Charles Dunlop Elliott (28 October 1884 – 6 March 1950) was an Australian politician.[1] Born in Kyneton, Victoria, he was educated at state schools before becoming a businessman, owning country newspapers and radio stations. He was a company director, land owner and philanthropist. In 1928, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Country Party Senator for Victoria, taking his seat in 1929. He was defeated for preselection in 1934 by former member of the House of Representatives William Gibson, and contested the Senate as an independent, winning 17.4% of the vote but failing to be elected. He was later Chairman of the Commonwealth Advisory Panel on Munitions Contracts from 1939 to 1940, and was personal assistant to the British Minister for Aircraft Production, Lord Beaverbrook, in 1940. Elliott died in 1950.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wimbourne, Brian. "ELLIOTT, ROBERT CHARLES DUNLOP (1884–1950)". The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-12.