Jim Bacon

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Birthday
15, 1950
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jun 20, 2004 (54)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
15, 1950
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jun 20, 2004 (54)

About

Australian-born politician who served as Premier of Tasmania from 1998 to 2004. He was elected leader of the Australian Labor Party in 1997.

Before Fame

He attended Scotch College and Monash University, although he did not graduate from either school.

Trivia

His time as Premier was marked by rapid economic improvement in Tasmania; he successfully eradicated a more than one billion-dollar debt.

Family Life

He had two sons with his long-term partner, Lynnette Francis. He later married Honey Hogan.

Associated With

His state funeral was attended by former Prime Minister and fellow Labor party member Gough Whitlam.