History Resources - Members of Parliament

Richard John (John) Beswick

Richard John (John) Beswick

Surname: BESWICK

Given Names: Richard John (John)

Title and Honours: Mr, Honourable


Date and Place of Birth: 7 December 1937 - Derby, Tasmania

Date of Death:



House of Assembly: 28 July 1979

Electorate: Bass

Party: Liberal

Positions Held: Minister 1982-89; Deputy Premier 1992-96

Date of Departure: 29 August 1998

Reason for Departure: Retired.

Inaugural Speech (12 September 1979)


Granted the right to use the title 'Honourable' for life on 4 June 1991.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 625

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.