Bill Bryson (politician)

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Bill Bryson
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Bourke
In office
21 August 1943 – 28 September 1946
Preceded byMaurice Blackburn
Succeeded byDoris Blackburn
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Wills
In office
10 December 1949 – 10 December 1955
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byGordon Bryant
Personal details
Born(1898-02-24)24 February 1898
Maldon, Victoria, Australia
Died2 March 1973(1973-03-02) (aged 75)
Coburg, Victoria, Australia
Political partyLabor (1943–55)
Labor (A-C) (1955)

William George Bryson (24 February 1898 – 2 March 1973) was an Australian politician for the Australian Labor Party from 1943 to 1946 and 1949 to 1955 and helped establish the Democratic Labor Party.

Bryson won the House of Representatives seat of Bourke at the 1943 election, but was beaten by the independent Doris Blackburn at the 1946 election. Bourke was abolished prior to the 1949 election and partly replaced by Wills and Bryson defeated Blackburn at the election. In 1955, Bryson and six other Victorian federal members were expelled from the Labor Party as members of the Industrial Groups. In April 1955, they established the Australian Labor Party (Anti-Communist), which was renamed the Democratic Labor Party in 1957. Bryson was beaten by the Labor candidate, Gordon Bryant at the 1955 election.[1]

Bryson was the treasurer of the Carlton Football Club from 1927 to 1943. [2]

He died on 2 March 1973, in Coburg, aged 75.[3]


  1. ^ "Members of the House of Representatives since 1901". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 25 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-25.
  2. ^ "Honour Board - Official AFL Website of the Carlton Football Club". Archived from the original on 17 February 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  3. ^ "IN BRIEF 'PM win hold conference': Mr Hamer". The Canberra Times. Vol. 47, no. 13, 373. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 3 March 1973. p. 3. Retrieved 12 July 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by Member for Bourke
Succeeded by
New division Member for Wills
Succeeded by