The Parliament of Tasmania from 1856

Given Names: William Bispham
Title and Honours: Mr
Date and Place of Birth: 4 June 1861 - Hobart, Tasmania
Date of Death: 3 December 1937 - Hobart, Tasmania

House of Assembly: (1) 16 February 1899 (2) 2 April 1903
Electorate: (1) Hobart (2) North Hobart
Party: Liberal-Democrat
Positions Held: Opposition Leader October 1901-April 1903; July 1904-December 1905.
Minister: Premier 9 April 1903 to 11 July 1904
Date of Departure: (1) 2 April 1903 (2) March 1906
Reason for Departure: (1) Transferred to North Hobart. (2) Resigned to contest LC. Successful.

Legislative Council: 22 December 1905
Electorate: Hobart
Party: Independent
Positions Held: President 27 July 1926 to 3 December 1937
Minister: No
Date of Departure: 3 December 1937
Reason for Departure: Died in office.

Comments: Was briefly (1905-06) a member of House and Council.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 362

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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