SOLOMON, VABIAN L.:
Premier of South Australia; born about 1849; son of Judah Moss Solomon. Early in life Solomon went to the Northern Territory, where he engaged in business, was elected mayor of the chief town, and became connected with the "Northern Territory Times." Returning to Adelaide, he became member for the territory in the House of Assembly, and won recognition in Parliament as an anthority on finance. On the resignation of Sir John Darna he was appointed leader of the opposition; and on the fall of the cabinet in Dec., 1899, he became for a short time premier of the new ministry which was formed. Solomon was one of the members of the Federal Council which brought about the federation of the Australian colonies.
- Jew. World, Dec. 8, 1899.