Murray Hamilton Ross Thompson Victorian Legislative Assembly. He was the member for Sandringham in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1992 until his retirement in 2018. He is the son of former Liberal Premier of Victoria Lindsay Thompson.(born 27 December 1953) is a former member of the
|Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly|
3 October 1992 – 24 November 2018
|Preceded by||David Lea|
|Succeeded by||Brad Rowswell|
Murray Hamilton Ross Thompson
27 December 1953
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Political party||Liberal Party|
|Alma mater||Monash University|
|Original team(s)||Caulfield Grammar|
|Height||175 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||71.5 kg (158 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1976.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Early life and educationEdit
Thompson was educated at Caulfield Grammar School in Melbourne where he served as captain of football and member of debating team (1971–72), and was school captain in 1972. He was a member of the Caulfield Grammarians Cricket Club from 1973 to 1980. Thompson earned both a Bachelor of Arts (1979), a Bachelor of Laws (1981) from Monash University where he was Student Representative on the Law Faculty Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Practice (1979) and Law Student Society Committee Member. His postgraduate study earned him a Diploma of Education (1986) from Melbourne University.
Thompson was admitted to the Victorian Bar in 1982, and set up his own suburban legal practice, practicing as a solicitor before being elected as Liberal Member for Sandringham in 1992 Victorian state election.
As a member of Parliament, he served on the Liberal frontbench in a range of portfolios in opposition, from December 2002 until being dumped from the front bench in 2008. Thompson unsuccessfully contested the Liberal Party leadership against then Major Projects Minister Denis Napthine in the ballot resulting from the resignation of Premier Ted Baillieu.
He retired from parliament at the 2018 Victorian state election.
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- Hogan P: The Tigers of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996
|Victorian Legislative Assembly|
| Member for Sandringham