Bill Bourke

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Bill Bourke
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Fawkner
In office
10 December 1949 – 10 December 1955
Preceded by Harold Holt
Succeeded by Peter Howson
Personal details
Born (1913-06-02)2 June 1913
Died 22 May 1981(1981-05-22) (aged 67)
Nationality Australian
Political party Labor (1949–55)
Labor (A-C) (1955)

William Meskill "Bill" Bourke (2 June 1913 – 22 May 1981) was an Australian politician.

Bourke was elected to the Australian House of Representatives seat of Fawkner at the 1949 election representing the Australian Labor Party. He was expelled from the Labor Party in 1955 for belonging to the Industrial Groups (Groupers) and joined the Australian Labor Party (Anti-Communist), later renamed the Democratic Labor Party. He was defeated at the 1955 election by Peter Howson.[1] He was educated at St Kevin's College, Melbourne.[2]

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Harold Holt
Member for Fawkner
1949–1955
Succeeded by
Peter Howson