Salmon, Charles Carty (Carty) (1860-1917)

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Charles Carty Salmon (1860–1917), medical practitioner and second Speaker of the House of Representatives,
was born on 27 July 1860 at Amherst, a gold rush town near Maryborough, Victoria, sixth child of English-born
parents Frederick Browne Salmon, storekeeper, and his wife, Susannah Carty, née Arnell. Carty attended
Scotch College, Melbourne, before his uncle gave him a position at his tobacco importing and manufacturing
company, Dudgeon & Arnell. Such work had little appeal and, in 1886, he enrolled in medicine at the University
of Melbourne. During his studies, he honed his public speaking skills at Trinity College’s Dialectic Society. After
two years, he proceeded to Scotland, where in 1891 he completed his medical studies. While in Scotland, he
began attending political meetings, finding himself drawn to conservatism. Returning to Melbourne, he set up a
general practice at South Yarra.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiographical Dictionary of the House of Represetnatives
EditorsStephen Wilks
PublisherNational Centre of Biography
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021


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