Vince Gair

Vincent Clair Gair (25 February 1901  11 November 1980)[2] was an Australian politician. He served as Premier of Queensland from 1952 until 1957, when his stormy relations with the trade union movement saw him expelled from the Labor Party. He was elected to the Australian Senate and led the Democratic Labor Party from 1965 to 1973. In 1974 he was appointed Australian Ambassador to Ireland by the Whitlam government, which caused his expulsion from the DLP.

Vince Gair
Gair in 1953
27th Premier of Queensland
Elections: 1953, 1956
In office
23 January 1952  12 August 1957
MonarchGeorge VI
Elizabeth II
GovernorJohn Lavarack
DeputyTom Foley
Jack Duggan
Ted Walsh
Preceded byNed Hanlon
Succeeded byFrank Nicklin
Premier of Queensland
In office
15 January 1952  23 January 1952
MonarchGeorge VI
GovernorJohn Lavarack
Preceded byNed Hanlon
Succeeded byHimself
14th Deputy Premier of Queensland
In office
15 May 1947  17 January 1952
PremierNed Hanlon
Preceded byTed Walsh
Succeeded byTom Foley
32nd Treasurer of Queensland
In office
10 May 1950  17 January 1952
PremierNed Hanlon
Preceded byJames Larcombe
Succeeded byTed Walsh
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for South Brisbane
In office
11 June 1932  28 May 1960
Preceded byNeil MacGroarty
Succeeded byCol Bennett
Australian Ambassador to Ireland
In office
2 May 1974  21 January 1976
Preceded byKeith Brennan
Succeeded byBrian Hill
Senator for Queensland
In office
1 July 1965  11 April 1974
Leader of the Democratic Labor Party
In office
23 June 1965  10 October 1973
DeputyFrank McManus
Preceded byGeorge Cole
Succeeded byFrank McManus
Personal details
Vincent Clair Gair

(1901-02-25)25 February 1901
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Died11 November 1980(1980-11-11) (aged 79)
South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting placeNudgee Cemetery
Political partyLabor
Other political
Spouse(s)Florence Glynn (19241929; her death)
Ellen Sexton (19441980; his death)[1]
OccupationPublic servant, Ambassador

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