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Vincent Clair Gair 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.
Apr 04, 2021 · Vince Gair Vincent Clair Gair (25 February 1901 – 11 November 1980)  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 .
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Gair was born in Rockhamptonto John Alexander and Catherine Mary Gair, a Scottish father and an Irish mother, and raised a Catholic. His parents were founding members of the Labor Party in Queenslandin the 1890s. He began work with the Department of Railwaysupon the family's move to Dutton Park, Queensland.
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On his election to the Australian Senate, Gair became the federal Democratic Labour Party's (DLP) leader, a post he held until 1973. During his time in the Senate he advocated a strong defence and foreign policy based on anti-Communism. Gair resigned from the Senate in 1974 upon being appointed Ambassador to Ireland by Gough Whitlam. During his tenure, he got into numerous rows with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and other ambassadors.
Vince Gair Biography. Personal detailsBornVincent Clair Gair (1901-02-25)25 February 1901 Rockhampton, Queensland, AustraliaDied11 November 1980(1980-11-11) (aged:79)