Bert Lacey

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Bert Lacey
Senator for Tasmania
In office
1 July 1965 – 30 June 1971
Personal details
Born Robert Herbert Lacey
(1900-01-12)12 January 1900
Maryborough, Victoria
Died 2 November 1984(1984-11-02) (aged 84)
Dynnyrne, Tasmania, Australia
Political party Labor

Robert Herbert "Bert" Lacey (12 January 1900 – 2 November 1984) was an Australian politician. Born in Maryborough, Victoria, he was educated at state schools and then at Wendouree Agricultural College in Ballarat. He became a construction worker, bush worker and miner, and served in the military in 1918. Having moved to Tasmania, he was an organiser of the state's Australian Workers' Union 1938–1946 and Secretary of the Tasmanian Labor Party 1947–1965. He briefly served as Labor member for Denison in the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 1959. In 1964, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for Tasmania. He held the seat until his defeat in 1970, effectively by independent Michael Townley. Lacey died in 1984.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-24.