Frank Liddell (politician)

Frank Liddell (26 June 1862 – 20 October 1939) was an Australian politician. Born in Maitland, New South Wales, he was educated at Sydney Grammar School and subsequently attended the University of Edinburgh. He returned as a doctor to Maitland, and was elected to West Maitland Council. In 1903, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Free Trade Party member for Hunter, succeeding Prime Minister Edmund Barton, who was retiring. He held the seat until 1910, when he was defeated by future Labor leader Matthew Charlton. Liddell subsequently retired from politics and returned to medicine, practicing in Maitland and Hornsby. He died in 1939.[1]

Dr Frank Liddell
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Hunter
In office
16 December 1903 – 13 April 1910
Preceded byEdmund Barton
Succeeded byMatthew Charlton
Personal details
Born(1862-06-26)26 June 1862
Maitland, New South Wales
Died20 October 1939(1939-10-20) (aged 77)
Political partyFree Trade (1903–06)
Anti-Socialist (1906–09)
Liberal (1909–10)
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Edmund Barton
Member for Hunter
1903 – 1910
Succeeded by
Matthew Charlton