William Brand

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Sir William Brand
William Brand.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Wide Bay
In office
29 May 1954 – 14 October 1958
Preceded by Bernard Corser
Succeeded by Henry Bandidt
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Burrum
In office
9 October 1920 – 11 June 1932
Preceded by Albert Whitford
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Isis
In office
11 June 1932 – 29 April 1950
Succeeded by Jack Pizzey
Personal details
Born (1888-08-22)22 August 1888
Childers, Queensland
Died 26 October 1979(1979-10-26) (aged 91)
Childers, Queensland
Resting place Apple Tree Creek Cemetery
Nationality Australian
Political party Country Party
Spouse(s) Myrtle Maud Kingston (m.1913 d.1984)
Occupation Sugarcane grower
Religion Church of England

Sir William Alfred Brand, CBE (22 August 1888 – 26 October 1979)[1] was an Australian politician. Born in Childers, Queensland,[2] he was educated at Apple Tree Creek State School[2] before becoming a sugarcane grower.[2] He became president of the Australian Sugar Growers Association in 1943.[2]

In 1920, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the Country Party member for Burrum, transferring to Isis in 1932.[1] He was Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 1944 to 1947.[2] He retired from the Assembly in 1950, but in 1954 was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Country Party member for Wide Bay, which he held until his retirement in 1958.[3] Brand was knighted in 1965.[1]

Brand died in 1979 and was buried in Apple Tree Creek Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Brand, Sir William Alfred (1888–1979)Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  3. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Bernard Corser
Member for Wide Bay
Succeeded by
Henry Bandidt
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Albert Whitford
Member for Burrum
New seat Member for Isis
Succeeded by
Jack Pizzey