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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Levien, Hon. Jonas Felix

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Levien, Hon. Jonas Felix, M.L.A., J.P., is the son of B. G. Levien, who arrived in Victoria from England in 1839. He was born at Williamstown in March 1840, and at an early age embarked largely in pastoral and horticultural pursuits. In 1871 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly for South Grant, since subdivided into Grant and Barwon, for which latter electorate he now sits. He joined the Service-Berry Coalition Government in March 1883, as Minister of Mines and Agriculture, retiring in Feb. 1886, when the Gillies-Deakin Government was formed.