First Viscount Bruce Of Melbourne Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 1904. Honorary LL. D. conferred by Oxford, Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, University of Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide.
Called to bar, Middle Temple, 1906. Honorary bencher, Lincoln’s Inn, 1932. Member of Parliament for Flinders, 1918-1929, 31-33.
Commonwealth treasurer, 1921-1923. Prime Minister of Australia and Minister for external affairs, 1923-1929. Minister of health, 1927-1928.
Minister for trade and customs, 1928. Minister for territories, 1928. Minister without portfolio, 1932-1933.
Australian minister in London, 1932-1933. High commissioner for Australia in London, 1933-1945. Australian minister to Netherlands government, 1942-1945.
Representative of Commonwealth government in United Kingdom War Cabinet and Pacific War Council, 1942-1945. Chairman Preparatory Commission Food and Agriculture Organisation, 1946. Chairman World Food Council, 1947-1951.
Chancellor Australina National U., Camberra, 1951. Chairman of Finance Corporation for Industry, London, since 1947, Commonwealth representative, League of Nations Assembly, 1921, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38. Australian representative to Council of League of Nations, 1932-1939, Council president, 1936.
President, Montreux Conference for Revision of Straits Convention, 1936. Australian representative, Imperial and Economics Confs., London, 1923, 26, 37, Ottawa, 1932, also World Economics Conference, 1933.
Served with United Kingdom forces, Europe, 1914-1917. Clubs: Athenaeum, Bath (both London), Melbourne (Australia).
Married Ethel Anderson, 1913.