The Parliament of Tasmania from 1856

Surname: OFFICER
Given Names: Robert
Title and Honours: Sir (1869)
Qualifications: MA (Aberdeen); Surgeon
Date and Place of Birth: 3 October 1800 - Dundee, Scotland
Date of Death: 8 July 1879 - New Norfolk, Tasmania

House of Assembly: 10 September 1856
Electorate: Glenorchy
Party:
Positions Held: Chair Committees 1856 to 15 August 1861; Speaker 15 August 1861 to 20 April 1877
Minister: No
Date of Departure: 14 June 1877
Reason for Departure: Retired (ill health)

Legislative Council: 11 November 1853
Electorate: Buckingham
Party:
Positions Held:
Minister: No
Date of Departure: 1856
Reason for Departure: Parliament restructure.

Comments: Uncle of J.D. Wood MHA. Longest-serving Speaker of HA (16 years).

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: L

House of Assembly Long Room Picture Number indicates each Member's position in the photographic record.
Source: Parliament of Tasmania Members Biographical Database, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.
Additional Reference Material:

A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1890-1964 [by] Colin A. Hughes and B. D. Graham. Canberra, ANU Press, 1968.
Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament, 1851-1960 / Scott Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Canberra : ANU, 1980.
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