Samuel Dennis

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Samuel Dennis
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Batman
In office
19 December 1931 – 15 September 1934
Preceded by Frank Brennan
Succeeded by Frank Brennan
Personal details
Born (1870-03-26)26 March 1870
Melbourne, Victoria
Died 28 January 1945(1945-01-28) (aged 74)
Nationality Australian
Political party United Australia Party
Occupation Company director

Samuel Dennis (26 March 1870 – 28 January 1945) was an Australian politician. Born in Melbourne, he was educated at state schools before becoming a contractor and company director. He served on Northcote Council for 36 years before his election to the Australian House of Representatives in 1931 as the United Australia Party member for Batman. Dennis defeated Labor member Frank Brennan on a swing of over 26 percent as part of the massive UAP victory that year. However, Batman was naturally a Labor seat, and Brennan defeated Dennis in a 1934 rematch. He became a businessman after leaving politics and died in 1945.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Frank Brennan
Member for Batman
1931 – 1934
Succeeded by
Frank Brennan