Harry Bruce (politician)
|Member of the Australian Parliament
28 April 1951 – 11 October 1958
|Preceded by||Tom Gilmore|
|Succeeded by||Bill Fulton|
16 May 1884|
|Died||11 October 1958(aged 74)|
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Born in Wandiligong, Victoria, he was educated at Haileybury College in Melbourne before moving to Queensland to become a bushworker in 1902. Later, he was a sugar grower and an organiser of the Australian Workers' Union.
In 1923 Bruce was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the Labor member for the district of Kennedy. In 1932, he was elected to the The Tableland. In that year he was appointed Secretary of Public Works; in 1938 he was also made Secretary of Public Instruction, a position he held until 1941. In 1947 he was transferred from Public Works to Public Instruction. During this time, the Bruce Highway was named in his honour.
Bruce left the Queensland Legislative Assembly in 1950, and the following year was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Leichhardt. Bruce died in 1958 close to the federal elections of that year, and so no by-election was held to replace him.
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- "Alphabetical Register Of Members Of The Legislative Assembly 1860 – 2012". Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
- Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
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