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Agar Wynne

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Preceded by  George Turner
Nationality  Australian
Succeeded by  William Watt
Occupation  Attorney
Resigned  July 30, 1914
Name  Agar Wynne

Agar Wynne
Born  15 July 1850 London, England (1850-07-15)
Political party  Ind Protectionist (1906–09) Liberal (1909–14)
Spouse(s)  1) Mary Jane Robertson, nee Smith 2) Annie Dudgeon, nee Samuel
Alma mater  University of Melbourne
Role  Former Member of the Australian Parliament
Died  May 12, 1934, Streatham, Victoria, Australia
Party  Commonwealth Liberal Party
Previous offices  Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly (1917–1920)

Education  University of Melbourne

Agar Wynne (15 July 1850 – 12 May 1934) was an Australian politician.

Wynne was born in London, but his family emigrated to Australia when he was a child. He educated at Melbourne Church of England Grammar School and enrolled in an articled clerk's course at the University of Melbourne and was admitted as an attorney in July 1874. He married Mary Jane Robertson, née Smith, a widow with two children in November 1886. She died in 1889 and in February 1896 he married Annie Dudgeon, née Samuel, a widow with three children.

Political career

In 1888, Wynne won the seat of Western Province in the Victorian Legislative Council which he held until 1903 and was Postmaster-General and Solicitor-General from 1893 to 1894 in Sir James Patterson's government and Solicitor-General from 1900 to 1902 in Sir George Turner's and Sir Alexander Peacock's governments.

Wynne won the seat of Balaclava at the 1906 elections in the Australian House of Representatives as an Independent Protectionist. He joined the Fusion government and served as Postmaster-General in the Cook Ministry from June 1913 to its fall in September 1914, but he did not contest the 1914 elections, apparently because he could not reorganise his department to run on efficient business principles.

Wynne returned to politics in 1917, winning the state seat of St Kilda and was Attorney-General, Solicitor-General, Minister of Railways and a Vice-President of the Board of Land and Works from November 1917 to March 1918 in Sir John Bowser's government. He did not stand for re-election in 1920.

Wynne acquired Nerrin Nerrin, a 2953 ha property near Streatham, where he died after a series of strokes, survived by the daughter of his first marriage.


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