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Geoff Gallop

Australian Politician
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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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CHILDHOOD

1951 Birth Born on September 27, 1951.

TEENAGE

1971 19 Years Old 1 More Event
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. 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

TWENTIES

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 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

THIRTIES

1983 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Gallop subsequently received a doctorate of philosophy (DPhil) from Oxford in 1983.
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.

FORTIES

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.

FIFTIES

2005 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Having successfully contested the 2005 election, Gallop resigned as Premier, Labor leader and from parliament in early 2006 to aid his recovery from depression, and was replaced by Alan Carpenter.
On 16 January 2006 Gallop announced he was resigning as premier and retiring from politics to aid his recovery from depression. … Read More
2007 55 Years Old 1 More Event
From 2007 to 2009 he was a community member of the NSW Health Department's great Metropolitan Clinical Task force.
2010 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, he joined the Advisory Board of the Hawke Research Institute at the University of South Australia and from 2011 has been the Chair of the New Democracy Foundation's Research Committee. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2012 60 Years Old Gallop was elected chairman of the Australian Republican Movement in November 2012, replacing Maj.-Gen. Michael Keating.
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