Alexander James "Alec" Inch (23 October 1915 – 3 July 1994) was an Engine driver and member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[1]

Alec Inch
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Burke
In office
28 May 1960 – 27 May 1972
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Mount Isa
In office
27 May 1972 – 6 December 1974
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byAngelo Bertoni
Personal details
Alexander James Inch

(1915-10-23)23 October 1915
Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
Died3 July 1994(1994-07-03) (aged 78)
Townsville), Queensland, Australia
Political partyLabor
Spouse(s)Rita Alice Morgans (m.1938)
OccupationEngine driver

Early daysEdit

Inch was born at Charters Towers, Queensland, to Alexander William and his wife Elizabeth Genevieve (née Lacey) and was educated at St Columbus Primary School and Mount Carmel Christian Brothers in Charters Towers. During the depression, Inch worked in the pastoral industry and also doing railway maintenance. By the early 1940s, he had become a 1st class engine driver in Innisfail and in the 1950s he was a 1st class electrical and general winding-engine driver working for Mount Isa Mines.[1]

Political careerEdit

At the 1960 election the seat of Burke was reincarnated and Inch, standing for the Labor Party, won the seat. He held the seat until 1972 when it was once again abolished and Inch moved to the new seat of Mount Isa but did not contest the seat in 1974.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

On the 17 Dec 1938, Inch married Rita Alice Morgans and together had one son. He died in Townsville 1994.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
Parliament of Queensland
New seat Member for Burke
New seat Member for Mount Isa
Succeeded by
Angelo Bertoni