Bill Bryson (Australian politician)

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Bill Bryson
William George Bryson.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Bourke
In office
21 August 1943 – 28 September 1946
Preceded by Maurice Blackburn
Succeeded by Doris Blackburn
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Wills
In office
10 December 1949 – 10 December 1955
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Gordon Bryant
Personal details
Born (1898-02-24)24 February 1898
Maldon, Victoria, Australia
Died 2 March 1973(1973-03-02) (aged 75)
Nationality Australian
Political party Labor (1943–55)
Labor (A-C) (1955)

William George "Bill" 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]

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

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Maurice Blackburn
Member for Bourke
1943–1946
Succeeded by
Doris Blackburn
New division Member for Wills
1949–1955
Succeeded by
Gordon Bryant