Samuel Brassington

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The Hon
Samuel Brassington
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Speaker of the Queensland Parliament
In office
1 August 1944 – 4 October 1950
Preceded by Ted Hanson
Succeeded by Johnno Mann
Constituency Fortitude Valley
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Balonne
In office
6 August 1927 – 11 June 1932
Preceded by Edward Land
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Fortitude Valley
In office
15 July 1933 – 4 October 1950
Preceded by Thomas Wilson
Succeeded by Michael Brosnan
Personal details
Born Samuel John Brassington
(1901-05-06)6 May 1901
Augathella, Queensland
Died 4 October 1950(1950-10-04) (aged 49)
Brisbane, Queensland
Resting place Toowong Cemetery
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Merle Eileen Booth
Occupation Union official
Religion Roman Catholic

Samuel John Brassington (6 May 1901 – 4 October 1950) was an Australian politician. He was a Labor member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, serving as the member for Balonne from 1927 to 1932 and for Fortitude Valley from 1933 to 1950. He served as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1944 to 1950.[1]

Upon his death in 1950, Brassington was accorded a State funeral[2] which was held at St Stephen's Cathedral and proceeded to Toowong Cemetery.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Speaker's death.". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 5 October 1950. p. 3. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Brisbane City Council – Online – Grave Location Search". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Ted Hanson
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
1944–1950
Succeeded by
Johnno Mann
Preceded by
Edward Land
Member for Balonne
1927–1932
Succeeded by
John Taylor
Preceded by
Thomas Wilson
Member for Fortitude Valley
1933–1950
Succeeded by
Michael Brosnan