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Tetley Gant

Tetley Gant

Surname: GANT

Given Names: Tetley

Title and Honours: Mr, CMG

Qualifications: MA (Oxford 1879), MA ("aeg" University of Tasmania in 1890)

Date and Place of Birth: 19 July 1854 - Bradford, Yorkshire, England

Date of Death: 7 February 1928 - Hobart, Tasmania


Legislative Council: 7 May 1901

Electorate: Buckingham

Party: Independent

Positions Held: Chair Committees 1904-1907; President 9 July 1907 - 27 July 1926

Date of Departure: 1 August 1927

Reason for Departure: Resigned


Longest-serving President of Legislative Council. Chancellor, University of Tasmania. Re-elected unopposed 1920 and 1926.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: J

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.