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Elliott Lewis
SIR NEIL ELLIOTT LEWIS, KCMG (27 October 1858 – 22 September 1935), Australian politician, was Premier of Tasmania on three occasions. He was also a member of the first Australian federal ministry , led by Edmund Barton
Edmund Barton
. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Political career * 3 Honours * 4 Family * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFELewis was born in Hobart
Hobart
, son of Neil Lewis, a merchant, and his wife Anne Maria, née Cox. N. E. Lewis was the grandson of Richard Lewis (government auctioneer) and nephew of David Lewis, colonial treasurer 1878-79. Educated at the Hobart
Hobart
High School , Lewis took the diploma of associate of arts with gold medal, and was awarded a Tasmanian scholarship. Lewis then attended Balliol College
Balliol College
, Oxford University graduating B.A. , 1882 and M.A. "> Lewis at the 1898 Australasian Federal Convention . In early October 1899, following a number of scandals affecting members of his Ministry, Braddon lost a vote of confidence on the floor of Parliament and was obliged to resign, and Lewis became Premier of Tasmania on 12 October 1899. He served in this role until 1903, encouraging producing interests and endeavouring to find fresh markets
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Elliott Lewis (radio)
ELLIOTT LEWIS (November 28, 1917 – May 23, 1990) was active during the Golden Age of Radio as an actor , producer and director, proficient in both comedy and drama . These talents earned him the nickname "Mr. Radio". CONTENTS * 1 Early years * 2 Military * 3 Radio
Radio
* 4 Films * 5 Television * 6 Personal life * 7 References * 8 External links EARLY YEARSLewis was born in New York City
New York City
, New York , on November 28, 1917. He headed west to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
to take a pre-law course in his twenties but found himself drawn to acting. He attended Los Angeles
Los Angeles
City College , where he studied music and drama. MILITARYDuring WW-II, Lewis was a master sergeant who supervised shows for the Armed Forces Radio Network . RADIOAs an actor , Elliott Lewis was in high demand on radio , and he displayed a talent for everything from comedy to melodrama . He gave voice to Rex Stout 's roguish private eye Archie Goodwin , playing opposite Francis X. Bushman in The Amazing Nero Wolfe (1945). He played adventurer Phillip Carney on the Mutual Broadcasting System
Mutual Broadcasting System
's Voyage of the Scarlet Queen
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Order Of St Michael And St George
The MOST DISTINGUISHED ORDER OF SAINT MICHAEL AND SAINT GEORGE is a British order of chivalry founded on 28 April 1818 by George, Prince Regent , later King George IV, while he was acting as regent for his father, King George III . It is named in honour of two military saints , St Michael and St George . The Order of St Michael and St George was originally awarded to those holding commands or high position in the Mediterranean territories acquired in the Napoleonic Wars , and was subsequently extended to holders of similar office or position in other territories of the British Empire . It is at present awarded to men and women who hold high office or who render extraordinary or important non-military service in a foreign country, and can also be conferred for important or loyal service in relation to foreign and Commonwealth affairs
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Premier Of Tasmania
The PREMIER OF TASMANIA is the head of the executive government in the Australian state of Tasmania
Tasmania
. By convention, the leader of the party or political grouping which has majority support in the House of Assembly is invited by the Governor of Tasmania to be Premier and principal adviser. Since the 2014 election , the Premier of Tasmania
Tasmania
has been Will Hodgman , leader of the Liberal Party , which holds 15 of the 25 seats in the House of Assembly. CONTENTS * 1 List of Premiers of Tasmania
Tasmania
* 2 Graphical timeline * 3 Living former premiers * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 External links LIST OF PREMIERS OF TASMANIABefore the 1890s, there was no formal party system in Tasmania. Party labels before that time indicate a general tendency only. The current convention of appointing the Premier from the House of Assembly was not generally applied prior to 1920, with Premiers often appointed from the Legislative Council
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Edward Braddon
SIR EDWARD NICHOLAS COVENTRY BRADDON, KCMG PC (11 June 1829 – 2 February 1904), Australian politician, was the Premier of Tasmania from 1894 to 1899, and was a Member of the First Australian Parliament in the House of Representatives . Braddon was a Tasmanian delegate to the Constitutional Conventions . Both the suburb of Braddon in the Australian Capital Territory and the Division of Braddon in Tasmania are named after him. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Political career * 2.1 Tasmanian career * 2.2 Federal career * 3 Honours * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Further reading EARLY LIFEBraddon was born in St. Kew , Cornwall in 1829, the son of unsuccessful solicitor Henry Braddon and his wife Fanny White. He had two sisters, one of whom, Mary Elizabeth Braddon , was later a famous novelist. Braddon was educated at various private schools including University College School , and later at University College London . Henry and Fanny separated in 1840, due to Henry's financial failures, and in 1847, Braddon left for India
India
to take a job with his cousin 's merchant business. He later joined the Indian civil service, rising to the position of assistant commissioner, and serving as Inspector-General of Registration and Commissioner of Excise and Stamps. In 1857, Braddon married Amy Palmer, and together they had two sons and four daughters
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William Propsting
WILLIAM BISPHAM PROPSTING, CMG (4 June 1861 – 3 December 1937) was an Australian politician and member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly , who served as Premier of Tasmania
Premier of Tasmania
from 9 April 1903 to 11 July 1904. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Political career * 3 Legacy * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY LIFEPropsting was born in Hobart
Hobart
, the son of Henry Propsting. He was educated at the Derwent School, Hobart, and went to South Australia
Australia
in 1879 entering the education department as a pupil teacher. He studied at the training college and at the University of Adelaide , and rose to be first assistant at the Sturt Street School, Adelaide
Adelaide
. He returned to Tasmania
Tasmania
in 1886, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1892. POLITICAL CAREERIn February 1899 Propsting entered politics as member for Hobart
Hobart
in the Tasmanian House of Assembly
Tasmanian House of Assembly
, and in August 1901 was elected leader of the opposition . He became premier and treasurer on 9 April 1903, his party being known as the liberal democratic party. He succeeded in re-organising the education department and established a training college at Hobart, but most of his party's attempts to bring in democratic legislation were blocked by the Tasmanian Legislative Council
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Electoral District Of Richmond (Tasmania)
The ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF RICHMOND was a single-member electoral district of the Tasmanian House of Assembly
Tasmanian House of Assembly
. Its capital was the town of Richmond to the north of Hobart
Hobart
. The seat was created ahead of the Assembly's first election held in 1856 , and was abolished at the 1903 election . Its first member, Thomas Gregson , served as the second Premier of Tasmania
Premier of Tasmania
for a few weeks in 1857. MEMBERS FOR RICHMOND MEMBER TERM Thomas Gregson 1856–1872 William Hodgson 1872–1881 Charles Bromby 1881–1882 William Brock 1882–1885 George Stokell 1885–1886 Elliot Lewis 1886–1903REFERENCES * Newman, Terry (1994). Representation of the Tasmanian People. Tasmanian Parliamentary Library. ISBN 0-724-64147-5 . * Hughes, Colin A. ; Graham, B. D. (1976). Voting for the South Australian, Western Australian and Tasmanian Lower Houses, 1890-1964. Canberra
Canberra
: Australian National University. ISBN 0-7081-1334-6 . * Parliament of Tasmania (2006)
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John Evans (Australian Politician)
SIR JOHN WILLIAM EVANS, CMG (1 December 1855 – 2 October 1943) was an Australian politician, a member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly and Premier of Tasmania
Premier of Tasmania
from 11 July 1904 to 19 June 1909. EARLY LIFE AND NAUTICAL CAREEREvans was born in 1855 in Liverpool
Liverpool
, England
England
, but migrated with his family to Battery Point, Tasmania
Tasmania
when he was four years old. After education in Hobart
Hobart
, Evans embarked on a year-long voyage through Asian ports with his parents. His father, a merchant seaman , arranged an apprenticeship for him on his part-owned barque , Helen, trading to China
China
and Japan
Japan
. POLITICAL CAREERJohn was first elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly
Tasmanian House of Assembly
in the electorate of Kingborough on 20 January 1897. He did not have a political party, at this time, but is described as Anti-Socialist . Evans became Premier on 12 July 1904. Holding office until 19 June 1909. In 1909 his seat of Kingborough was abolished and replaced with the Division of Franklin . He won the seat back in 1909 and continued to serve in parliament until 1937 as Commonwealth Liberal and Nationalist. His time in parliament, forty years from 1897 to 1937, makes him the longest-serving member in Tasmania
Tasmania

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John Earle (Australian Politician)
JOHN EARLE (15 November 1865 – 6 February 1932) was an Australian politician and the first Labor Premier of Tasmania
Premier of Tasmania
. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Political career * 3 Death * 4 References EARLY LIFEBorn into a farming family of Cornish descent in Bridgewater, Tasmania
Tasmania
, Earle left home at 17 to work as a blacksmith's apprentice in a Hobart
Hobart
foundry. He studied mechanical engineering at night school, but left in 1891 for work as a tin miner and gold prospector in Zeehan and then Corinna . Returning to Zeehan in about 1898 he was elected president of the Amalgamated Miners\' Association of Victoria and Tasmania
Tasmania
, and represented this association at several annual conferences. He was also a member of the local council and chairman of the hospital board. POLITICAL CAREERAfter an active career as an organiser for the union, Earle helped found the Tasmanian Workers\' Political League , forerunner to the Australian Labor Party (Tasmanian Branch) . In 1903, he became the organisation's first president. In the same year, Earle stood for the Tasmanian House of Assembly
Tasmanian House of Assembly
in the electorate of Waratah , but was defeated by three votes
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Albert Solomon
ALBERT EDGAR SOLOMON (7 March 1876 – 5 October 1914) was an Australian politician. He was Premier of Tasmania
Premier of Tasmania
from 14 June 1912 to 6 April 1914. Solomon graduated B.A. in 1895 and LL.B. in 1897 at the University of Tasmania
Tasmania
, and subsequently qualified for the degrees of M.A. and LL.M. He was admitted to the bar in February 1898. He entered politics as one of the six MHAs for Bass in April 1909, and almost immediately became attorney-general and minister for education in the Elliott Lewis second and third ministries, taking the additional position of minister of mines in October 1909. When Lewis retired in June 1912, Solomon became premier, attorney-general and minister of education, but he had a bare majority of one and it required much tact and finesse to keep the ministry going until April 1914. Attention was given to education and considerable additions were made to the number of state and high schools. Never a robust man, Solomon's health broke down, likely from stress, and he died at Hobart
Hobart
aged 38 on 5 October 1914. He was survived by his wife and two sons. He was a prominent member of the Methodist
Methodist
Church and a temperance reformer. REFERENCES * Serle, Percival (1949). "Solomon, Albert Edgar". Dictionary of Australian Biography . Sydney: Angus and Robertson
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Division Of Denison (state)
The ELECTORAL DIVISION OF DENISON is one of the five electorates in the Tasmanian House of Assembly . The division is named after Sir William Denison , who was Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen\'s Land (1847–55), and Governor of New South Wales (1855–61). The division shares its name and boundaries with the federal division of Denision . At each state election; five members are elected to Denison through the single transferable vote . The division is located on the western side of the Derwent River and includes most of the inner ring of the Hobart
Hobart
area. It includes the City of Hobart
Hobart
, the City of Glenorchy and the suburban areas of Moonah , Battery Point , Sandy Bay and Taroona . Covering an area of 290 km² it is the smallest of the five electoral divisions. The electorate has the highest Green vote in Tasmania
Tasmania
. The Australian Labor Party polls strongly in Glenorchy and Moonah, whereas the Greens and Liberals obtain most of their votes in Hobart
Hobart
and Sandy Bay. Remarkably two of its current members Scott Bacon (ALP) and Matthew Groom (Liberal) are both sons of former Premiers Jim Bacon and Ray Groom respectively
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Hobart Town
HOBART (/ˈhoʊbɑːrt/ ( listen )) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania
Tasmania
. With a population of approximately 225,000, it is the second least populated Australian capital city. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony , Hobart is Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney
Sydney
, New South Wales . The modern history of Hobart
Hobart
(formerly " Hobart
Hobart
Town", or "Hobarton") dates to its foundation as a British colony in 1804. Prior to British settlement, the area had been occupied for possibly as long as 35,000 years, by the semi-nomadic Mouheneener tribe, a sub-group of the Nuennone , or South-East tribe. The descendants of the indigenous Tasmanians now refer to themselves as 'Palawa '. Since its foundation as a colonial outpost, the city has grown from the mouth of Sullivans Cove to stretch in a generally north-south direction along both banks of the Derwent River, from 22 km inland from the estuary at Storm Bay to the point where the river reverts to fresh water at Bridgewater . Hobart
Hobart
has experienced both booms and busts over its history. The early 20th century saw a period of growth on the back of mining, agriculture and other primary industries, and the loss of men who served in world wars was counteracted by an influx of immigration after World War II
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Tasmania
TASMANIA (/tæzˈmeɪniə/ ;, abbreviated as TAS and known colloquially as "Tassie") is an island state of Australia
Australia
. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait . The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world , and the surrounding 334 islands . The state has a population of around 519,100 as of June 2016 , just over forty percent of which resides in the Greater Hobart
Hobart
precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart
Hobart
. Tasmania's area is 68,401 km2 (26,410 sq mi), of which the main island covers 64,519 km2 (24,911 sq mi). Promoted as a natural state; protected areas of Tasmania
Tasmania
cover about 42% of the land area of the state, which includes national parks and World Heritage Sites . Tasmania
Tasmania
was the founding place of the first environmental party in the world. Though an island state, due to a mapping error the state shares a land border with Victoria at its northernmost terrestrial point, Boundary Islet , a nature reserve in Bass Strait. The Bishop and Clerk Islets , about 37 km south of Macquarie Island, are the southernmost terrestrial point of the state of Tasmania, and the southernmost internationally recognised land in Australia
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Hobart
HOBART (/ˈhoʊbɑːrt/ ( listen )) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania
Tasmania
. With a population of approximately quarter of a million Founded in 1804 as a penal colony , Hobart
Hobart
is Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney
Sydney
, New South Wales
New South Wales
. The modern history of Hobart
Hobart
(formerly ' Hobart
Hobart
Town', or 'Hobarton') dates to its foundation as a British colony in 1804. Prior to British settlement, the area had been occupied for possibly as long as 35,000 years, by the semi-nomadic Mouheneener tribe, a sub-group of the Nuennone , or South-East tribe. The descendants of the indigenous Tasmanians now refer to themselves as 'Palawa '. Since its foundation as a colonial outpost, the city has grown from the mouth of Sullivans Cove to stretch in a generally north-south direction along both banks of the Derwent River, from 22 km inland from the estuary at Storm Bay to the point where the river reverts to fresh water at Bridgewater . Hobart
Hobart
has experienced both booms and busts over its history. The early 20th century saw a period of growth on the back of mining, agriculture and other primary industries, and the loss of men who served in world wars was counteracted by an influx of immigration after World War II
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Australia
Coordinates : 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133 Commonwealth of Australia Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: " Advance Australia Fair " CAPITAL Canberra 35°18′29″S 149°07′28″E / 35.30806°S 149.12444°E / -35.30806; 149.12444 LARGEST CITY Sydney NATIONAL LANGUAGE English RELIGION * 52.1% Christianity * 30.1% No religion * 9.6% Not stated or unclear * 2.6% Islam * 2.5% Buddhism * 1.9% Hinduism * 0.8% Other religions * 0.4% Judaism
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Alma Mater
ALMA MATER ( Latin : _alma_ "nourishing/kind", _mater_ "mother"; pl. _almae matres_) is an allegorical Latin phrase for a university or college . In modern usage, it is a school or university which an individual has attended, or a song or hymn associated with a school . The phrase is variously translated as "nourishing mother", "nursing mother", or "fostering mother", suggesting that a school provides intellectual nourishment to its students. Fine arts will often depict educational institutions using a robed woman as a visual metaphor. Before its modern usage, _Alma mater_ was an honorific title for various Latin mother goddesses , especially Ceres or