Sir John William Evans


Sir John William Evans Famous memorial

Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Death 2 Oct 1943 (aged 87)
Hobart, Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia
Burial Hobart, Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia
Memorial ID 172583009 View Source

Premier of Tasmania. He served as premier from July 11, 1904 to June 19, 1909. Prior to serving as premier, he moved to Tasmania with his family in 1859. He worked with his father on ships in commerce in China and Japan. Later, he was director of the International Exhibition in Hobart in 1894 he supported the Tasmanian Tourist Association. He was a magistrate from 1909 and a Rotarian and Freemason. In 1891 he was elected to the Hobart Marine Board. He was first elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in the electorate of Kingborough on 20 January 1897 without party affiliation. He won the seat back in 1909 and continued to serve in parliament until 1937 as Commonwealth Liberal and Nationalist. He is best remembered for his time in parliament, forty years from 1897 to 1937, making him the longest-serving member in Tasmania. He retired from parliament in 1937 on his appointment as lieutenant-governor of Tasmania.

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  • Added: 11 Nov 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 172583009
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sir John William Evans (1 Dec 1855–2 Oct 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 172583009, citing Cornelian Bay Cemetery And Crematorium, Hobart, Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia ; Maintained by Find a Grave .