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Andrew Inglis Clark

Andrew Inglis Clark was born in Hobart on February 24, 1848, 5 years before the end of convict transportation to Tasmania. He became a mechanical engineer, then later studied law, being admitted to the Tasmanian Bar in January 1877.

In 1878 he was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly, becoming Attorney General in 1887. It was after a visit to the United States in 1890 that Andrew Inglis Clark became a committed 'republican' which subsequently led to his passionate involvement in the Federation of Australia.

In 1896, after several failed attempts he was able to get a system of proportional representation adopted by the Tasmanian Parliament:- see Single transferable vote.

Clark, never in robust health, in fact described as "small, spare and nervous" by Alfred Deakin, died on November 14, 1907. He is buried in the old Queenborough Cemetery at Sandy Bay.

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