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Surname: CHEEK
Given Names: Robert Reginald ('Bob')
Title and Honours: Mr
Date and Place of Birth: 13 May 1944 - Launceston, Tasmania
Date of Death:

House of Assembly: 24 February 1996
Electorate: Denison
Party: Liberal
Positions Held: Opposition Leader 20 August 2001 - 20 July 2002
Date of Departure: 20 July 2002
Reason for Departure: Defeated.

Comments: Family of John William Cheek (MLC Westmorland 1919-42) and Thomas Lefroy Cheek (MLC Macquarie 1950-68).
First Opposition Leader since introduction of Hare-Clark to lose his seat at election.
Released political memoir Cheeky: Confessions of a ferret salesman
15 November 2005.

Inaugural Speech

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 702

House of Assembly Long Room Picture Number indicates each Member's position in the photographic record.
Source: Parliament of Tasmania Members Biographical Database, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.
Additional Reference Material:

A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1890-1964 [by] Colin A. Hughes and B. D. Graham. Canberra, ANU Press, 1968.
Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament, 1851-1960 / Scott Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Canberra : ANU, 1980.
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