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John Gratton Wilson (18 August 1863 – 20 August 1948) was an Australian politician. Born in Melbourne, he was educated at Wesley College and the University of London before becoming a doctor and farmer near Warrnambool. In 1902, he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly for the seat of Villiers and Heytesbury, but in 1903 he transferred to federal politics, winning the Australian House of Representatives seat of Corangamite as a member of the Free Trade Party. Defeated in 1910 by future Labor Prime Minister James Scullin, he entered the military in 1916 and served until 1919, after which he returned to his Warrnambool medical practice and farm. He died in 1948.[1]

Dr John Gratton Wilson
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Corangamite
In office
16 December 1903 – 13 April 1910
Preceded byChester Manifold
Succeeded byJames Scullin
Personal details
Born(1863-08-18)18 August 1863
Melbourne, Victoria
Died20 August 1948(1948-08-20) (aged 85)
Colac, Victoria, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyFree Trade (1903–06)
Anti-Socialist (1906–09)
Liberal (1909–10)
Spouse(s)
Alexandra Frances Symons (m. 1890–1931)
OccupationDoctor

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2008.
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Peter McArthur
Member for Villiers and Heytesbury
1902–1903
Succeeded by
John Glasgow
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Chester Manifold
Member for Corangamite
1903–1910
Succeeded by
James Scullin