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What is Arthur Fadden known for?

What is Arthur Fadden known for?

Sir Arthur William Fadden, GCMG, PC (13 April 1894 – 21 April 1973) was an Australian politician who served as Prime Minister of Australia from 29 August to 7 October 1941. He was the leader of the Country Party from 1940 to 1958. Fadden was born in Ingham, Queensland, to Irish immigrant parents.

When was Arthur William Fadden born?

April 13, 1895
Arthur Fadden/Date of birth

What party was Arthur Fadden in?

Country and Progressive National Party
Arthur Fadden/Parties

Who was Australia’s shortest serving Prime Minister?

Forde resigned as prime minister on 13 July, after one week in office. He is Australia’s shortest-serving prime minister.

How many years did Arthur Fadden serve as treasurer?

Sir Arthur Fadden served as treasurer for nine years and brought down eleven budgets. In his first budget he faced the challenges of funding military expenditure in World War II. Returning to the Treasury in the early 1950s, there were again challenging times as the Korean war boom exacerbated inflationary pressures.

Where did Arthur Fadden go to primary school?

Arthur William Fadden was born in Ingham, Queensland, on 13 April 1895. He was the son of Richard Fadden, an officer in charge of the Mounted Police at Walkerston, near Mackay. After primary education at Walkerston Public School he became ‘billy boy’ to a cane-cutting gang at 15.

What did Arthur Fadden do for a job?

After attending the local state school, Fadden worked as an office boy at a mill and then a clerk for Mackay Town Council. When he discovered defalcations in the books kept by the town clerk (missed by five auditors), the clerk was dismissed and Fadden appointed in his place.

When did Arthur Fadden become Deputy Prime Minister?

In January 1941 Fadden became Deputy Prime Minister for four months while RG Menzies was overseas. After increasing dissension within the UAP-CP coalition, Menzies resigned as Prime Minister on 28 August 1941 in favour of Fadden. Fadden served as Prime Minister from 29 August to 7 October 1941.