Reg Hope

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Reginald Thomas Hope
Reg Hope.jpg
President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council
In office
20 June 1995 – 31 May 1997
Preceded by John Stopp
Succeeded by Ray Bailey
Personal details
Born 12 June 1927
Died 16 December 2010
Political party Independent

Reginald Thomas "Reg" Hope (12 June 1927 – 16 December 2010)[1] was an Independent member of the Tamar and (from 1982) Meander divisions of the Tasmanian Legislative Council from 1979 to 1997.[2]

Hope was born in Sheffield, Tasmania.[3] He served as President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council from 1995 to 1997.[4] The Reg Hope Foreshore Park in Devonport, Tasmania is named in his honour.

Hope died on 16 December 2010. At his death, Premier David Bartlett noted that he was "decent, honest, straightforward and committed to helping Tasmanians,"[1] while Don Wing said that he was "gregarious, passionate but above all a gentleman."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Greisbach, Courtney (20 December 2010). "Gentleman MP dies". The Advocate. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Tasmanian Parliamentary Library
  3. ^ The Parliament of Tasmania from 1856
  4. ^ Presidents of the Legislative Council
  5. ^ Johannsohn, Lucy (23 December 2010). "'A privilege to know' Reg Hope". The Advocate. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
Tasmanian Legislative Council
Preceded by
John Stopp
President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council
1995–1997
Succeeded by
Ray Bailey
Preceded by
Daniel Hitchcock
Member for Tamar
1979–1982
Succeeded by
Jeff Coates
Preceded by
Jeff Coates
Member for Meander
1982–1997
Abolished