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Australian House of Representatives Division
Boothby (dark green) in the city of Adelaide
|Area||130 km2 (50.2 sq mi)|
The Division of Boothby is an Australian electoral division in South Australia. It was set up 1903 and is named for William Boothby (1829–1903), the Returning Officer for the first federal election in 1901.
|David Gordon||Commonwealth Liberal||1911–1913|
|Jack Duncan-Hughes||Liberal Union||1922–1925|
|Grenfell Price||United Australia||1941–1943|
|(Sir) John McLeay||Liberal||1949–1966|
David Gordon won the seat in a by-election in 1911 caused by the death of Lee Batchelor. another by-election was held in 1941 after the death of John Price. Sir John McLeay was Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1956-66. His son John, Jr., was a minister in the Fraser government. Steele Hall had been Premier of South Australia, when he won the seat in a by-election caused by McLeay accepting a diplomatic position overseas.
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