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Geoff Gallop

Australian Politician
Born Sep 27, 1951

Geoffrey Ian Gallop is an Australian academic and former politician who served as the 27th Premier of Western Australia. Born in Geraldton, Western Australia, Gallop studied at the University of Western Australia, and later progressed to St John's College at the University of Oxford after winning a Rhodes Scholarship.… Read More

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1951 Birth Born on September 27, 1951.


1971 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Having joined the Australian Labor Party in 1971, he served as a councillor for the City of Fremantle between 1983 and 1986, and was elected to the seat of Victoria Park in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly at the 1986 state election. … Read More


1972 20 Years Old After studying economics at The University of Western Australia (UWA), he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1972, and as an undergraduate studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at St John's College, Oxford University met and became close friends with Tony Blair.
1980 28 Years Old Blair is also the godfather of Gallop's son Tom, and Gallop was a groomsman at Blair's 1980 wedding. … Read More


1983 31 Years Old Before entering state politics, Gallop worked as a tutor and lecturer at both Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia, and was a City Councillor at Fremantle from 1983 to 1986.
1986 34 Years Old Gallop was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the seat of Victoria Park in 1986.
1990 38 Years Old From 1990 to 1993, during the Lawrence Labor Government, Gallop held portfolios including Education, Parliamentary and Electoral Reform, Fuel and Energy, Micro-Economic Reform, and Minister assisting the Treasurer.


1993 41 Years Old The Lawrence government was defeated at the 1993 state elections, and Gallop was elected Deputy Leader of the State Parliamentary Labor Party. … Read More
1996 44 Years Old In October 1996, Jim McGinty resigned as Leader of the Opposition and named Gallop his successor, a role he assumed without a caucus vote. … Read More
1998 46 Years Old Gallop is a strong supporter of the movement for an Australian republic, and took a leading role in the push for a directly-elected President during the 1998 Constitutional Convention in Canberra. … Read More
2001 49 Years Old At the February 2001 state election, Gallop led the Labor Party to victory, taking 13 seats from the Liberals on a seven-percent swing--the largest swing against a sitting government in the state since 1911.


2005 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Having successfully contested the 2005 election, Gallop resigned from parliament in early 2006 in order to aid his recovery from depression, and was replaced by Alan Carpenter. … Read More
On 16 January 2006 Gallop announced he was resigning as premier and retiring from politics in order to aid his recovery from depression. … Read More
2008 56 Years Old 1 More Event
On 25 February 2008, it was announced he would be a member of the board of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission.
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