| Gordon Brown|
December 21, 1977
| 16 September 1893
Oakbank, South Australia (1893-09-16) |
Australian Imperial Force
Second Australian Imperial Force
Liberal Party of Australia
Military Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal
Western Front, South West Pacific theatre of World War II
Wilhelm Groener, Helmuth von Moltke the Youn, Erich Ludendorff, Paul von Hindenburg, Ferdinand Foch
Ted Mattner Wikipedia
Edward William "Ted" Mattner, (16 September 1893 – 21 December 1977) was an Australian politician and soldier. Born in Oakbank, South Australia, he was educated at Adelaide High School and then the University of Adelaide, before becoming a farmer at Balhannah. He served in the Australian Imperial Force from 1915 to 1919, during which he was awarded the Military Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal for heroism on the Western Front, and with the Second Australian Imperial Force from 1941 to 1942, acting as second-in-command of the 13th Field Regiment in New Guinea.
In 1944, he was appointed to the Australian Senate as a United Australia Party Senator for South Australia, filling the casual vacancy caused by the resignation of Oliver Uppill. Soon after his appointment, the UAP became the Liberal Party. Defeated in an attempt at re-election in 1946, he returned to the Senate in 1949. On 12 June 1951, he was elected President of the Senate, a position he held until 7 September 1953, when he was succeeded by Alister McMullin. He held his Senate seat until his retirement in 1967. Mattner died in 1977.