Francis Bland

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Francis Bland
Francis Bland.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Warringah
In office
28 April 1951 – 24 March 1961
Preceded by Percy Spender
Succeeded by John Cockle
Personal details
Born (1882-08-24)24 August 1882
Sydney, New South Wales
Died 9 April 1967(1967-04-09) (aged 84)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Children Henry Bland[1]
Occupation Public servant, advisor

Francis Armand Bland, CMG (24 August 1882 – 9 April 1967) was an Australian politician.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Sydney, Bland was educated at state schools and then at the University of Sydney. He became a New South Wales public servant, and then a lecturer at the University of Sydney in 1913. In 1928 he became an advisor to the Premier of New South Wales, Thomas Bavin (Nationalist), and remained in that position during the second administration of Jack Lang (NSW Labor) and the beginning of the administration of Bertram Stevens (UAP). In 1935 he became a Professor of Public Administration, as well as an editor and author. In 1951, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for the safe seat of Warringah, holding the seat until his retirement in 1961. Bland died in 1967.[2]


  1. ^ Farquharson, John, "Bland, Sir Henry (Harry) (1909–1997)", Obituaries Australia, Australian National University, archived from the original on 17 September 2013 
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 

Further sources[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Percy Spender
Member for Warringah
Succeeded by
John Cockle