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Thomas John (John) Cleary

Thomas John (John) Cleary

Surname: CLEARY

Given Names: Thomas John (John)

Title and Honours: Mr, Honourable

Qualifications: DipPharm

Date and Place of Birth: 29 June 1947 - Launceston, Tasmania

Date of Death:



House of Assembly: (1) 28 July 1979 (2) 14 November 1988

Electorate: Franklin

Party: Liberal

Positions Held: Minister 1983-86; 1992-96

Date of Departure (1) 8 February 1986 (2) 29 August 1998

Reason for Departure: (1) Defeated. (2) Retired.

Inaugural Speech (12 September 1979)


After retirement was administrator of the Tiwi Islands at the time they were excised from Australian refugee status (2003). Granted the right to use the title 'Honourable' for life on 18 March 1991.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 626


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.