History Resources - Members of Parliament

William Lambert Dobson

William Lambert Dobson


Given Names:William Lambert

Title and Honours:Sir (Knight 1886, KCMG 1897)

Qualifications: Lawyer, Puisne Judge (1870), Chief Justice (1886)

Date and Place of Birth:24 April 1833 - Carr Hill, Gateshead, County Durham, England.

Date of Death:17 March 1898 - Hobart, Tasmania


House of Assembly:(1) 31 May 1861 (2) 15 June 1864

Electorate:(1) Hobart Town (2) Campbell Town


Positions Held:Opposition Leader June1864 to November 1866; Attorney-General 1861-63; 1866-70; 1877-78

Date of Departure:(1) 7 November 1862 (2) February 1870

Reason for Departure:(1) Defeated. (2) Resigned.


First Chancellor of University of Tasmania.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture:58

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.