Jim Bacon

Australian Politician; Premier of Tasmania
Born May 15, 1950
Hometown Melbourne
Died Jun 20, 2004
Death Place Hobart
Political Party Australian Labor ...
Nationality Australian
Other Names Bacon, James Alex...

James Alexander Bacon, AC was Premier of Tasmania from 1998 to 2004.

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1950 Birth Born on May 15, 1950.


1973 23 Years Old Later Jim married Honey Hogan, who had been a croupier and the public face of Australia's first casino: Wrest Point Hotel Casino when it opened in 1973. … Read More


1996 46 Years Old Having abandoned Communism and joined the Australian Labor Party, Bacon was elected as a Member of the House of Assembly in 1996.
1997 47 Years Old He became leader of the Tasmanian Labor Party in 1997 and won the state election in 1998, defeating the Liberal Party government under Tony Rundle.


2002 52 Years Old His government was re-elected in 2002 in a landslide victory for his party.
2003 53 Years Old His time in office was said to have been hugely successful, for the state economy as a whole, for his popularity with the people of the state, and also for tourism with the introduction of two more Bass Strait ferries, and beginning a ferry run between Devonport and Sydney. (However, the Sydney service has since proven unsuccessful and was discontinued in 2006.) He controversially appointed Richard Butler to the office Governor of Tasmania in 2003. … Read More
On Friday 13 February 2004, Bacon received the diagnosis that he was suffering from inoperable lung cancer.
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