James Bayley (politician)

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James Bayley
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Oxley
In office
5 May 1917 – 19 December 1931
Preceded by James Sharpe
Succeeded by Francis Baker
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Wynnum
In office
29 April 1933 – 10 May 1935
Preceded by Walter Barnes
Succeeded by John Donnelly
Personal details
Born James Garfield Bayley
(1882-03-26)26 March 1882
Franklin, Tasmania, Australia
Died 14 January 1968(1968-01-14) (aged 85)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Nationalist Party of Australia
Other political
Country and Progressive National Party
Spouse(s) Gladys Thelma Grier
Relations Irene Longman (sister)
Alma mater Stanford University
Occupation Teacher

James Garfield Bayley (26 March 1882 – 14 January 1968) was an Australian politician.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Franklin, Tasmania, he moved to Queensland as a child. Educated at Brisbane Grammar School and at Stanford University in the United States, he returned to Australia as a teacher and eventually a school principal at Charters Towers State High School.[1]


In 1917, Bayley was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Nationalist member for Oxley and held the seat until his defeat in 1931.[2] In 1933, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the member for Wynnum, representing the Country and Progressive National Party but was defeated 1935.[1]

Bayley was the brother of Irene Longman, the first woman to stand and be elected to Queensland Parliament.[1]

Later life[edit]

Bayley died in 1968 in Brisbane.


  1. ^ a b c d "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
James Sharpe
Member for Oxley
Succeeded by
Francis Baker
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Walter Barnes
Member for Wynnum
Succeeded by
John Donnelly