Tom Lewis, Australian politician, Died at 94

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Thomas Lancelot “Tom” Lewis was born on January 23, 1922, and died on April 25, 2016.

He was a New South Wales politician.

He was the premier of New South Wales and minister in the cabinets of Sir Robert Askin and Sir Eric Willis.

Lewis was announced to be Premier following Askin’s retirement from politics and held the position until he was replaced by Willis in a party vote.

His first election to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for the Electoral district of Wollondilly for the Liberal Party of Australia, was from 1957 until his resignation in 1978.

Tom Lewis was made an Officer of the Order of Australia on January 36, 2000 “For service to the Parliament of New South Wales, to the environment as the founder of the National Parks and Wildlife Service of New South Wales, and to the community”.

Lewis was awarded the Centenary Medal, on January 1, 2001.

Tom Lewis passed away at 94 yrs old.

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