|11th Premier of Western Australia|
28 June 1917 – 17 April 1919
|Preceded by||John Scaddan|
|Succeeded by||Hal Colebatch|
|Constituency||Moore, Western Australia|
|Born||24 March 1854
Perth, Western Australia
|Died||19 March 1930
Walebing, Western Australia
|Political party||Nationalist 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. He was from the Nationalist Party. 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. 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. He lost his seat in the 1921 elections and retired back to his farm.
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- "Premiers of Western Australia". Western Australian Electoral Commission. 2012. http://www.waec.wa.gov.au/education/historical_facts/premiers_of_western_australia.php. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
- Cameron, Catherine (1986). "Lefroy, Sir Henry Bruce (1853–1930)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved on 13 June 2012.