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James Allan Guy, CBE (30 November 1890 – 16 December 1979) was an
                                                                                                          The Honourable
Australian politician who represented the Australian Labor Party in both the
                                                                                                           Allan Guy
Tasmanian House of Assembly and the Federal House of Representatives, before                                   CBE
leaving to represent the United Australia Party and then the Liberal Party of
Australia in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. His father, James
Guy, had also been a Senator.
Guy was elected to the Division of Bass in the Tasmanian House of Assembly in
1916 and was part of Joseph Lyons' cabinet when Labor came to power in 1923.
He served as Chief Secretary (1923–28), Minister for Mines (1923–24), Minister
for Railways (1924–28), Acting Premier from July to December 1926, then Deputy
Premier until Labor was defeated in 1928. He became Deputy Leader of the
Opposition and remained in the Tasmanian parliament until 1929.
In 1929 he contested and won the Federal Division of Bass for Labor and joined
James Scullin's government. In 1931 he joined Joseph Lyons, James Fenton and
two other Labor members in forming the United Australia Party along with the
Nationalist Party of Australia opposition, which came to office in December with
Lyons as prime minister. In 1932 Lyons rewarded him for his loyalty by appointing
him assistant Minister for Trade and Customs. One of Guy's responsibilities was
to defend film-censorship provisions which he described as 'both necessary and
admirable', for, without them, 'all sorts of puerile and undesirable films could be          Member of the Australian Parliament
                                                                                                          for Bass
displayed, to the detriment, not only of our civilization, but of the Christian
                                                                                                           In office
religion'. [1]
                                                                                             12 October 1929 – 15 September 1934
After losing his seat in the 1934 election, Guy contested it unsuccessfully in 1937,      Preceded by      David Jackson
and then the Division of Wilmot unsuccessfully in 1939, before winning it in 1940.        Succeeded by Claude Barnard
He represented Wilmot for the UAP until 1944 and for the Liberal Party until 1946.           Member of the Australian Parliament
In 1949 he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Liberal, where he remained                          for Wilmot

until being defeated in the 1956 election.                                                                 In office
                                                                                            21 September 1940 – 28 September 1946
He was awarded a CBE in 1968 for services to "Parliament and the
                                                                                          Preceded by      Lancelot Spurr
community." [2]
                                                                                          Succeeded by Gil Duthie
                                                                                                        Senator for Tasmania
References
                                                                                                            In office
    1. ^ "Guy, James Allan (1890–1979) Biographical Entry - Australian Dictionary of             10 December 1949 – 30 June 1956
       Biography Online" . Adb.online.anu.edu.au. Retrieved 2010-04-23.                                   Personal details
    2. ^ "It's an Honour" . Retrieved 2009-08-28.                                         Born             30 November 1890
                                                                                                           Launceston, Tasmania
Bibliography                                                                              Died             16 December 1979 (aged 89)
                                                                                          Nationality      Australian
    Australian Dictionary of Biography biography
                                                                                          Political party Labor (1929–31)
                                                                                                          UAP (1931–44)
                                                                                                          Liberal (1944–56)
                                                                                          Relations        James Guy (father)


                                                        Parliament of Australia

                                         Preceded by       Member for Bass        Succeeded by
                David Jackson       1929–1934        Claude Barnard

                 Preceded by     Member for Wilmot    Succeeded by
                Lancelot Spurr      1940–1946          Gil Duthie



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