Harrie Wade - Political Career

Political Career

Wade joined the United Country Party in 1934 and was elected to the Shire of Arapiles in 1941. At the 1949 election, he stood for the House of Representatives seat of Wimmera, but it was won by the Liberal candidate, William Lawrence. In 1954 he moved to a farm nearer Horsham. At the 1955 election, Wade won a seat in the Senate from July 1956. He was appointed Minister for Air in December 1960 and Minister for Health in December 1961. He became Leader of the Country Party in the Senate in March 1961 and was promoted to Cabinet in December 1963. He has a heart attack on his farm in October 1964 and died of myocardial infarction in November, survived by his wife and son.

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