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Biographical entry Madden, Frank (1847 - 1921)

Born
29 November 1847
Cork, Ireland
Died
17 February 1921
Kew, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Judge and Parliamentarian

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(Sir) Frank Madden was an attorney and Parliamentarian, who experimented in growing grasses on his properties. He published a pamphlet, "Grass Lands of Victoria", in 1895. Educated in law at the University of Melbourne, Madden was admitted as an attorney in1869 and soon afterwards founded the legal firm Madden & Butler. He then successfully stood for election to the Legislative Assembly in 1894 and remained in office until 1917. Madden was a foundation president of the (Royal) Historical Society of Victoria and a member of the Field Naturalists' Club from 1902.

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1869
Career position - Admitted as an attorney
1894 - 1917
Career position - Member for Eastern Suburbs (after 1904 Booroondara) in the Legislative Assembly
1895
Career position - Grass Lands of Victoria published
1911
Award - Knighted

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