Bruce Walker (politician)

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Robert Bruce Walker (6 November 1870 – 1 July 1932) was an Australian politician.

He was born at Windsor to William Walker and Henrietta Medora, née Cooper. After attending Windsor Grammar School and Cooerwell Academy at Bowenfels he worked for the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney until he was articled in his father's legal firm. On 8 June 1895 he married Lucinda Isabel Rowthorn, with whom he had four sons. In 1899 he was admitted as a solicitor and became a partner in his father's firm. He also entered the military, rising to become a major in the Australian Light Horse. In 1917 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the independent member for Hawkesbury. With the introduction of proportional representation in 1920 Walker, having joined the Nationalists, was elected as one of the members for Cumberland, representing that seat until single-member districts were reintroduced in 1927 and he resumed his old seat of Hawkesbury. Walker served until his retirement in 1932, when he was succeeded by his son Ronald. He died later that year at Windsor.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major Robert Bruce Walker (1870–1932)". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. 2008. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Brinsley Hall
Member for Hawkesbury
1917–1920
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Cumberland
1920–1927
Served alongside: Carr/FitzSimons/Shand, Molesworth/McGirr
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Hawkesbury
1927–1932
Succeeded by
Ronald Walker