Bruce Pie

Image DOB: 18 May 1902
Died: 31 July 1961

Only Game: Round 2, 1926 against Carlton at Princes Park

From: Caulfield Grammarians/Brisbane

Number: 11 1926

Games: 1
Goals: 0
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Originally from Caulfield Grammarians where he played and coached, Pie was transferred to Queensland for work in 1922 and played for the Brisbane club but returned to Melbourne to play a solitary VFL game in 1926. He was forced to miss the next match through injury and didn't return.

An tall player and accomplished boxer he was lightweight amateur champion of Queensland, and runner-up in the welterweight division. President of QANFL, Queensland Interstate Players, Queensland MP, founder of Pie Industries textile manufacturers.

Pie returned to Queensland after his VFL career ended and in 1938 was serving as their league president.

Elected as member for Hamilton in 1941 as an Independant Democrat candidate. Resigned on 30 June 1943 to contest the federal seat of Brisbane but was defeated and returned to the Queensland Parliament as Member for Windsor, representing the Queensland People's Party. He led the party from 1946 to 1948 and in 1950 became member for Kedron as part of the Liberal Party (after the QPP had changed name) before resigning from Parliament in 1951. He was Patron of Windsor Football Club from 1953 to 1956.

1926 100

Also listed in Football Record as being A. Pie and G. Pie. Likely related to David Pie of the 1952 pre-season.

One Game
Players without photos

Argus - 29/04/1926
Argus - 14/05/1926
Football Record R1 1926
Football Record R6 1926
Courier Mail - 06/07/1938
Football Record R16 1962
Football Record 1938 Finals

Australian Dictionary of Biography
Boyles Football Photos
Wikipedia profile

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