DOB: 18 May 1902
Died: 31 July 1961
Only Game: Round 2, 1926 against Carlton at Princes Park
From: Caulfied Grammar/Caulfield Grammarians/Brisbane
Number: 11 (1926)
Originally from Caulfield Grammarians, Pie was transferred to Queensland for work in 1922 and played centre half-forward for the Brisbane club's 1923 and 1924 premierships. 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, rejoining Caulfield Grammarians as captain/coach in June that year.
Pie went back to Queensland in 1927. He briefly played for Valleys before a knee injury forced his retirement.
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.
Served as president of the Queensland League in from 1935 to 1938 and coached Queensland in 1936.
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.
His son David Pie trained in the 1952 pre-season but didn't play.
Also listed in Football Record as being A. Pie and G. Pie.
Players without photos
Argus - 29/04/1926
Argus - 14/05/1926
Football Record R1 1926
Football Record R6 1926
Sporting Globe - 16/06/1926
Courier Mail - 06/07/1938
Football Record 1938 Finals
Football Record R16 1962
aflq.com.au - 06/11/2010
Australian Dictionary of Biography
Boyles Football Photos