Marcus Saltau, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Marcus Saltau

(1869-1945) merchant and politician

Date of Birth: 17-Jun-1869

Place of Birth: Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: 21-Jul-1945

Profession: politician

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Marcus Saltau

  • Marcus Saltau (17 June 1869 – 21 July 1945) was an Australian politician. He was born in Warrnambool to German-born carrier Henry Saltau and Annie McKenzie.
  • He attended state school and followed his father into the produce trade, eventually becoming manager of the family firm.
  • On 4 April 1893 he married Jean Buick Anton, with whom he had two children; he would later marry Margaret Hilda Humphries in 1927.
  • From 1899 to 1913 he served on Warrnambool Town Council, of which he was mayor from 1910 to 1912.
  • In 1924 he won a by-election for Western Province in the Victorian Legislative Council, representing the Nationalist Party.
  • He was a minister without portfolio from 1928 to 1929 and again for two months in 1935.
  • Denied United Australia Party preselection in 1940, he was lost his seat running as an independent.
  • He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1945.
  • Saltau died in Toorak in 1945.

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