Reg Turnbull

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Reg Turnbull
Senator for Tasmania
In office
1 July 1962 – 11 April 1974
Member of the Tasmanian Parliament for Bass
In office
23 November 1946 – 30 October 1961
Personal details
Born (1908-02-21)21 February 1908
Shanghai, China
Died 17 July 2006(2006-07-17) (aged 98)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Labor (1946–59)
Independent (1959–69)
Australia Party (1969–70)
Independent (1970–74)
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Ffrost (m. 1930; d. 1986)
Nell Ramsay (m. 1987)
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Profession Medical doctor
Military service
Nickname(s) Spot
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Australian Imperial Force
Years of service 1942–1944
Rank Major
Unit 2/12th Field Ambulance

Reginald John David "Spot" Turnbull (21 February 1908 – 17 July 2006) was an Australian politician.

He was a member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1946 to 1962 (1946–1959 for the Australian Labor Party, 1959–1962 as an Independent), then a Senator for Tasmania from 1962 until 1974.[1]

Though he was elected Senator each time as an Independent,[1] he briefly served as leader of the Australia Party from August 1969 to January 1970.[2]

Turnbull also served as Mayor of Launceston from 1964 to 1965.


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