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12 August, 2012 / Andrew Read

An accountant as Australian Prime Minister

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Artie Fadden (Sir Arthur William Fadden GCMG 1894-1973) is the only accountant to become Prime Minister of Australia.  As well as serving as Prime Minister during 1941, he served as Treasurer from 1949 to 1958.  Fadden completed his accounting qualifications by correspondence in the 1920s, became a member of what is now called CPA Australia, and was a principal in the firms Fadden, Sutton & Co. in Townsville and A. W. Fadden & O’Shea in Brisbane.

Source: Cribb, Margaret Bridson, ‘Fadden, Sir Arthur William (1894–1973)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/fadden-sir-arthur-william-10141/text17907, accessed 12 August 2012.

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