Rankin, Robert Chisholm

Born 18 September 1896 (Malvern, Victoria)
Died 28 May 1955. (Toorak. Springvale crematorium)
Parents: William, bootmaker, b. India, and Elizabeth Chisholm
Marriage: c1918 Ethel Josephine Bennetts
Occupation: Farmer and grazier
Religion: Church of England

Career: Served 1st Australian Imperial Force, captain; farmer and grazier Harrow, later at Kalimna Park, Horsham; chairman Centralia Minerals, Northern Territory; manager Grampian Olive Plantations Ltd 1948-1950; RSL life member.

Party: Country Party
Party Note: Country Party general secretary, Independent Country 1947; joined Liberals 1948, Liberal Country Party

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLCWesternJune 1940 June 1952Defeated

Other seats contested: Wannon (fed.) 1937, Port Fairy and Glenelg (Legislative Assembly) 1940
Appointments: Chairman of Committees 1949-1952. Public Works committee 1943-1945.
References: Who's Who in Australia 1941-1950; Countryman 8 Oct 1937; Herald 14 May 1946; Age 30 May 1955
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: 1985 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.