Arthur Fadden

Birth Name: Arthur William Fadden

Date of Birth: April 13, 1894

Place of Birth: Ingham, Queensland, Australia

Date of Death: April 21, 1973

Place of Death: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Ethnicity: Irish, Ulster-Scots (Northern Irish)

Arthur Fadden was an Australian politician. He served as Prime Minister of Australia, from 29 August, 1941 to 7 October, 1941. He was also Treasurer of Australia, from 28 October, 1940 to 6 October, 1941, and again from 19 December, 1949 to 9 December, 1958, Leader of the Opposition, from 7 October, 1941 to 23 September, 1943, and Leader of the Country Party, from 12 March, 1941 to 26 March, 1958, among other duties.

Prime Minister Fadden was the son of Hannah (Moorhead) and Richard Fadden, a police officer. His father was Irish, from Galway, Ireland. His mother was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and was from a Protestant background.

Prime Minister Fadden’s paternal grandparents were Anthony Fadden (the son of Anthony Fadden) and Anne Hanna.

Prime Minister Fadden’s maternal grandparents were Thomas Moorhead (the son of James Moorhead and Elizabeth Ferguson) and Matilda Moorhead (the daughter of Henry Moorhead).

Source: Genealogy of Arthur Fadden –

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