Staniforth Ricketson


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(1891–1967) entered the financial world in 1911 as a stockbroker with the firm established by his great-grandfather, J.B. Were & Son. After war service he returned to Weres as senior partner, and turned it into Australia's largest stockbroking firm. Conservative and outspoken, Ricketson was extremely influential in the finance industry as he pushed for banking law reforms and helped establish the short-term money market. He played a central role in the recruitment of J.A. Lyons to head the new United Australia Party. figures in Australian Financiers: Biographical Essays (ed. R.T. Appleyard and C.B. Schedvin, 1988).

From The Oxford Companion to Australian History in Oxford Reference.

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