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date: 28 February 2021

Bridges, Harry Rentonlocked

(28 July 1901–30 March 1990)
  • Robert W. Cherny


Bridges, Harry Renton (28 July 1901–30 March 1990), labor leader, was born Alfred Renton Bridges in Kensington, Australia, a suburb of Melbourne, the son of Alfred Bridges, a real estate agent and promoter, and Julia Dorgan, a sometime shopkeeper whose parents were Irish. He began while a teenager to call himself Harry, after an uncle who advocated trade unionism and the socialism of the Australian Labor party. Upon completing the tenth grade, Bridges began a college preparatory program but dropped out and soon went to sea....

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