Robert Guthrie (Australian politician)
|Senator for South Australia|
1 January 1904 – 20 January 1921
|Succeeded by||Edward Vardon|
|Born||17 November 1857|
|Died||20 January 1921(aged 63)|
Labor (1904–17) |
Robert Storrie Guthrie (17 November 1857 – 20 January 1921) was a Scottish-born Australian politician. He was educated at Glasgow before becoming a seaman and migrating to Australia in 1887. He was South Australian Secretary and Federal President of the Seamen's Union before entering the South Australian Legislative Council as a Labor member in 1891. In 1903 he left the Council to contest the Australian Senate, in which he was successful. Originally a Labor Senator, he left the party in the wake of the 1916 split over conscription, joining the Nationalist Party. He died in 1921, necessitating the appointment of Nationalist Edward Vardon to replace him.
- Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-23.
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