History Resources - Members of Parliament

Alfred Dobson

Alfred Dobson


Given Names:Alfred

Title and Honours:Sir (CMG, KC 1907)


Date and Place of Birth: 18 August 1848 - Hobart, Tasmania

Date of Death: 5 December 1908 - England



House of Assembly:14 June 1877



Positions Held:Speaker 1885-87; Opposition Leader 1882-85; Attorney-General 1877-78

Date of Departure:May 1887

Reason for Departure:Resigned.


Brother of Henry Dobson (MHA Senator). Agent-General in London 1901-08. Drowned in English Channel.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture:N

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.