Robert Cosgrove

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Robert Cosgrove

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  • Sir Robert Cosgrove

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1884-1969

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Sir Robert Cosgrove K.C.M.G. (1884-1969), a grocer by trade, became a trade union leader and politician. He was State President of the A.L.P. in 1916 and first elected to the House of Assembly for Denison in that year. He was Premier of Tasmania 1939-47 and Premier and Minister of Education 1948-58. He married Gertrude Geappen in 1911. He received the Knighthood, K.C.M.G. in 1959 and his wife was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1949.

For more information see http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/cosgrove-sir-robert-9832

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