Bruce Evans (politician)

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Bruce Evans
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Gippsland East
In office
15 July 1961 – 2 October 1992
Preceded bySir Albert Lind
Succeeded byDavid Treasure
Personal details
Born(1925-01-21)21 January 1925
Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
Died8 November 2012(2012-11-08) (aged 87)
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyCountry Party
Spouse(s)
Elaine Nethercote (m. 1947)
OccupationDairy farmer
Military service
AllegianceAustralia
Branch/serviceRoyal Australian Air Force
Years of service1943–1946
RankWarrant officer

Bruce James Evans (21 January 1925 – 8 November 2012) was an Australian politician.

He was born in Bairnsdale to Joseph Evans, a farmer, and Daisy Shankly, a schoolteacher, he attended local state schools and became a bank officer for the Union Bank in 1941. In 1943 he enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force and went on to serve in South Africa, the United Kingdom and the Middle East as a wireless air gunner. On his return in 1946 he took up dairy farming at Lindenow, and became branch president of the Returned and Services League (1947–49, 1956–57), he was active in the local dairy farming community and also in the Country Party, serving as a national, branch and district secretary. In 1961 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the member for Gippsland East, he was the party's deputy leader from 1964 to 1970 and its whip from 1970 until his retirement in 1992.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parliament of Victoria (2002). "Evans, Bruce James". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Sir Albert Lind
Member for Gippsland East
1961–1992
Succeeded by
David Treasure