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PREMIERS OF TASMANIA

 

PREMIER

PARTY

ELECTORATE

TERM

MTHS

1

CHAMP, William T.

-

Launceston

1 Nov 1856-26 Feb 1857

4

2

GREGSON, Thomas G.

-

Richmond

26 Feb 1857-25 Apr 1857

2

3

WESTON, William P. (MLC)

-

Ringwood

25 Apr 1857-12 May 1857

1

4

SMITH, Sir Francis

-

Fingal

12 May 1857-1 Nov 1860

42

5

WESTON, William P. (MLC)

-

Longford

1 Nov 1860-2 Aug 1861

9

6

CHAPMAN, Thomas D.

-

Queenborough

2 Aug 1861-20 Jan 1863

18

7

WHYTE, James (MLC)

-

Pembroke

20 Jan 1863-24 Nov 1866

46

8

DRY, Sir Richard (MLC)

-

Launceston

24 Nov 1866-1 Aug 1869

32

9

WILSON, Sir James (MLC)

-

Hobart

4 Aug 1869-4 Nov 1872

39

10

INNES, Frederick M.

-

Selby

4 Nov 1872-4 Aug 1873

9

11

KENNERLEY, A. (MLC)

-

Hobart

4 Aug 1873-20 Jul 1876

36

12

REIBEY, Thomas

-

Westbury

20 Jul 1876-9 Aug 1877

13

13

FYSH, Sir Philip

-

Hobart

9 Aug 1877-5 Mar 1878

7

14

GIBLIN, William R.

-

Hobart

5 Mar 1878-20 Dec 1878

9

15

CROWTHER, William (MLC)

-

Hobart

20 Dec 1878-29 Oct 1879

10

16

GIBLIN, William R.

-

Hobart

30 Oct 1879-15 Aug 1884

58

17

DOUGLAS, Adye (MLC)

-

South Esk

15 Aug 1884-8 Mar 1886

19

18

AGNEW, Sir James (MLC)

-

Macquarie

8 Mar 1886-29 Mar 1887

13

19

FYSH, Sir Philip (MLC)

Liberal

Hobart

30 Mar 1887-17 Aug 1892

65

20

DOBSON, Henry

-

Brighton

17 Aug 1892-14 Apr 1894

20

21

BRADDON, Sir Edward

Free rade

West Devon

14 Apr 1894-12 Oct 1899

66

22

LEWIS, Sir Neil

-

Richmond

12 Oct 1899-8 Apr 1903

42

23

PROPSTING, William B.

Lib-Dem

Hobart

9 Apr 1903-11 Jul 1904

15

24

EVANS, Sir John

-

Kingborough

12 Jul 1904-19 June 1909

59

25

LEWIS, Sir Neil

Liberal

Denison

19 Jun 1909-20 Oct 1909

4

26

EARLE, John

ALP

Franklin

20 Oct 1909-27 Oct 1909

-

27

LEWIS, Sir Neil

Liberal

Denison

27 Oct 1909-14 Jun 1912

32

28

SOLOMON, Albert E.

Liberal

Bass

14 Jun 1912-6 Apr 1914

22

29

EARLE, John

ALP

Franklin

6 Apr 1914-15 Apr 1916

24

30

LEE, Sir Walter

Lib-Nat

Wilmot

15 Apr 1916-12 Aug 1922

76

31

HAYES, John B.

Liberal

Bass

12 Aug 1922-14 Aug 1923

12

32

LEE, Sir Walter

Liberal

Wilmot

14 Aug 1923-25 Oct 1923

2

33

LYONS, Joseph A.

ALP

Wilmot

25 Oct 1923-15 Jun 1928

56

34

McPHEE, Sir John

Liberal

Denison

15 Jun 1928-15 Mar 1934

69

35

LEE, Sir Walter

Liberal

Wilmot

15 Mar 1934-22 Jun 1934

3

36

OGILVIE, Albert G.

ALP

Franklin

22 Jun 1934-10 Jun 1939

60

37

DWYER-GRAY, Edmund

ALP

Denison

11 Jun 1939-18 Dec 1939

6

38

COSGROVE, Sir Robert

ALP

Denison

18 Dec 1939-18 Dec 1947

96

39

BROOKER, William Edward

ALP

Franklin

18 Dec 1947-24 Feb 1948

2

40

COSGROVE, Sir Robert*

ALP

Denison

25 Feb 1948-25 Aug 1958

126

41

REECE, Eric E.

ALP

Braddon

26 Aug 1958-26 May 1969

129

42

BETHUNE, Sir Walter Angus

Liberal

Wilmot

26 May 1969-3 May 1972

35

43

REECE, Eric E.

ALP

Braddon

3 May 1972-31 Mar 1975

35

44

NEILSON, William A.

ALP

Franklin

31 Mar 1975-1 Dec 1977

32

45

LOWE, Douglas A.

ALP

Franklin

1 Dec 1977-11 Nov 1981

47

46

HOLGATE, Harold N.

ALP

Bass

11 Nov 1981-26 May 1982

6

47

GRAY, Robin T.

Liberal

Wilmot/Lyons

27 May 1982-29 Jun 1989

85

48

FIELD, Michael W.

ALP

Braddon

29 Jun 1989-17 Feb 1992

32

49

GROOM, Raymond J.

Liberal

Denison

17 Feb 1992-18 Mar 1996

49

50

RUNDLE, Anthony M.

Liberal

Braddon

18 Mar 1996-14 Sep 1998

30

51 BACON, James A. ALP Denison 14 Sep 1998-21 Mar 2004 65

52

LENNON, Paul A.

ALP

Franklin

21 Mar 2004 - 26 may 2008

50
53 BARTLETT, David J.

ALP

Denison 26 May 2008 - 24 Jan 2011 32
54 GIDDINGS, Lara T.

ALP

Franklin 24 Jan 2011 - 31 Mar 2014 36
54 HODGMAN, William E. F.

Liberal

Franklin 31 Mar 2014 -  

* Longest-serving Premier (18.5 years).

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