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Surname: NEILSON
Given Names: William Arthur
Title and Honours: Mr, AC, Hon. (23 November 1977)
Date and Place of Birth: 27 August 1925 - Hobart, Tasmania
Date of Death: 9 November 1989

House of Assembly: 23 November 1946
Electorate: Franklin
Party: ALP
Positions Held:
Minister: Premier 31 March 1975 to 1 December 1977; various other portfolios
Date of Departure: 1 December 1977
Reason for Departure: Resigned.

Comments: Became Agent-General in London after resignation.
For many years held record as youngest member (at 21) elected to HA.
Theatre critic for Mercury during 1980s.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 487

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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