History Resources - Members of Parliament

Reginald John David (Spot) Turnbull

 Reginald John David (Spot) Turnbull


Given Names: Reginald John David (Spot)

Title and Honours: Dr, Hon (13 August 2001)

Qualifications: MB, BS

Date and Place of Birth: 21 February 1908 - Shanghai, China

Date of Death: 17 July 2006 - Melbourne, Victoria)




House of Assembly: 23 November 1946

Electorate: Bass

Party: ALP 1946-59; Independent 1959-61

Positions Held: Minister 1948-59; Treasurer 1956-59

Date of Departure: 30 October 1961

Reason for Departure: Resigned to contest Senate election. Successful.


Senator 1962-74. Granted the right to use the title 'Honourable' for life on 13 August 2001.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 492

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.