David Crean

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David Mackenzie Crean (born 21 November 1950, Melbourne) is a former Labor member of the Parliament of Tasmania. He is the son of former Deputy Prime Minister Frank Crean and brother to former Australian federal opposition leader Simon Crean.

Crean entered the House of Assembly at the 1989 election in the division of Denison. He was defeated at the 1992 election held in February 1992. In May 1992 he was elected to the Legislative Council in the division of Buckingham (later becoming Elwick).

Crean retired in May 2004 due to ill health. He was appointed Chair of Hydro Tasmania in September 2004.


Tasmanian Legislative Council
Preceded by
Doug Lowe
Member for Buckingham
New seat Member for Elwick
Succeeded by
Terry Martin