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Surname: REECE
Given Names: Eric Elliott
Title and Honours: Mr, AC (1975), Hon. (25 March 1973)
Date and Place of Birth: 6 July 1909 - Mathinna, Tasmania
Date of Death: 23 October 1999 - Hobart, Tasmania

House of Assembly: 23 November 1946
Electorate: Darwin/Braddon
Party: ALP
Positions Held: Opposition Leader 27 May 1969 to 3 May 1972.
Minister: Premier 26 August 1958 to 26 May 1969; 3 May 1972 to 31 March 1975; various other portfolios.
Date of Departure: 31 March 1975
Reason for Departure: Resigned.

Comments: Spent 28 years on front bench, never on back bench.
Highest vote ever in Braddon - 14,790 (35.4%) in 1972.
Resigned after ALP set retiring age at 65.
State funeral service telecast live by ABC (28 October 1999).
Condolence motion in HA & LC 26 October 1999.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 488

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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