Larry Anthony


1961 –


Who is Larry Anthony?

Lawrence James "Larry" Anthony is a former Australian politician. He was a National Party of Australia member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the Division of Richmond, New South Wales, from the March 1996 election until his defeat in the 2004 election. He held the seat that was previously held by his father, Doug Anthony, and his grandfather, Larry Anthony, senior. The Anthonys are the only three-generation dynasty in the history of the House of Representatives.

Anthony was born in Sydney, New South Wales, and educated at Canberra Grammar School before attending university at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He was a businessman and stockbroker before entering politics.

Anthony first ran in Richmond in 1993, losing to Labor incumbent Neville Newell. He sought a rematch in 1996, and defeated Newell as part of the Coalition's win that year. However, due to demographic changes that made Richmond much more urban, Anthony's margins were much smaller than those of his father and grandfather. He barely held onto his seat in 1998 and 2001. In 2004, he was defeated by Labor's Justine Elliot, becoming the only Coalition MP from a rural electorate to lose his seat. On the seventh count, Elliot picked up a large flow of Green preferences, allowing her to defeat Anthony by 301 votes.

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Dec 17, 1961
  • Australia
  • University of New South Wales

on July 23, 2013


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