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Sir Gordon Stewart McArthur

07 April 1896 (South Yarra, Victoria)
10 August 1965
William Gilbert Stewart, judge, and Margaret Rutherford Macpherson

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: 1936 Theodosia Syme; 3s. 1d.; Nephew of Peter Campbell McArthur (q.v.) and John Neil McArthur MLA Villiers and Heytesbury 1896-1900. Uncle of Peter Stewart McArthur (q.v.) 

Geelong College, Cambridge University, BA (Hons) mechanical science tripos 1921


Royal Field Artillery 1915-1918, commission, lost leg Menin Road 1917; with BHP, Newcastle 1921-1926; in England 1926-1929; studied law, called to Bar Inner Temple and Vic. Bar 1929; left bar to manage father's property, Meningoort near Camperdown 1934, inherited 1935; member Geelong College Council, Melbourne Club; racehorse owner and breeder, owned Chiquita


United Australia Party
Liberal Party
Liberal Country Party
HouseElectorateStart End
Legislative CouncilSouth Western1 June 19311 August 1965

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.
Inaugural Speech
Who's Who in Australia 1933-1962; Victoria, 'Parliamentary Debates' 14 Sept 1965, 9-14; Age 14 Sept 1955, 11 Aug 1965; Aust. Women's Weekly 21 May 1958; Herald 9 June 1960; Aust. Bar Gazette May 1966; Aimer, P., 'Politics, Power and Persuasion', Melbourne, 1974; Henderson, A. (comp.), 'Early Pioneer Families of Victoria and Riverina...', Melbourne, 1936. Obituary, p.893 'The Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record' 17 September 1965.
Kt 1959

Last updated: 28th August 2019