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Leonard Roy Rodda

Leonard Roy Rodda

Born
17 April 1892 (Tarranyurk, Victoria)
Died
27 January 1970 (Erindale, South Australia)
Parents
Frederick, farmer, and Elizabeth Mary Curnow
Marriage
12 Oct 1920 Violet May Wurfel, 2s. 1d.
Occupation
Farmer and grazier
Religion
Methodist
Education
Tarranyurk State School
Career
Worked on family farm, Tarranyurk, served three years Australian Imperial Force, Aust. Siege Battery, France, farmer and grazier Horsham and Tarranyurk, owned Border Leicester sheep stud 1931-1937, retired to Warracknabeal 1951, devised and first to use new wheat bulk-handling equipment c1948-1949, founding member and v-president Aust. Wheat and Woolgrowers Association, director Vic. Producers Co op. Ltd 1944-1970, member Dookie and Longerenong Agric. College Councils 1938-1945, member Agric. College Advisory committee 1945-1961, Farmers Debt Adjustment Board 1948-1950, chairman Warracknabeal Water Trust and Sewerage Authority, president Tarranyurk Rural Fire Brigade, chairman Anzac Park trustees Warracknabeal, donated $2000 for soundshell.;Warracknabeal shire councillor 1953-1967, president 1957-1958, 1961-1963
Party
Country Party
Party Note
Founding member, president Jeparit branch
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLC
Western
12th Jun 1937
 
1st Jul 1943
Resigned
MLC
Western
23rd Oct 1943
(b/e)
1st Aug 1946
Resigned

*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.

Notes
Resigned to contest federal Wannon seat in both 1943 and 1946.
Appointments
Minister without Portfolio Jan 1942-July 1943. Public Works committee 1945-1946.
References
Who's Who in Australia 1938-1968, Warracknabeal Herald 30 Jan and 3 Feb 1970, Priestley, S., 'Warracknabeal: a Wimmera Centenary', Brisbane, 1967.
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last Update
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)