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Henry Lefroy
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Henry Lefroy
11th Premier of Western Australia
In office
28 June 1917 – 17 April 1919
Preceded byJohn Scaddan
Succeeded byHal Colebatch
ConstituencyMoore, Western Australia
Personal details
Born24 March 1854
Perth, Western Australia
Died19 March 1930
Walebing, Western Australia
Political partyNationalist Party of Australia
Spouse(s)Rose Agnes Wittenoom (died 1902)
Madeline Emily Stewart Walford

Sir Henry Bruce Lefroy (24 March 1854 – 19 March 1930) was the 11th Premier of Western Australia from 28 June 1917 to 17 April 1919.[1] He was from the Nationalist Party.[2] He became premier after the Australian Labor Party split over the issue of conscription. Labor politicians led by John Scaddan agreed to join the Nationalist Party if Lefory was the leader, not Frank Wilson.[2] He found it diificult to keep control over a government formed by different political parties. When it was discovered that he had used his casting vote in a Cabinet meeting to keep the leadership, he was forced to resign.[2] He lost his seat in the 1921 elections and retired back to his farm.