History Resources - Members of Parliament

Joseph Aloysius Lyons

Joseph Aloysius Lyons


Given Names:Joseph Aloysius

Title and Honours: Mr


Date and Place of Birth: 15 September 1879 - Stanley, Tasmania

Date of Death:7 April 1939 - Sydney, NSW



House of Assembly:30 April 1909

Electorate:Wilmot (Lyons)


Positions Held:Opposition Leader 2 November 1916 to October 1923; July 1928 to September 1929, Minister, Premier 25 October 1923 to 15 June 1928; various other portfolios

Date of Departure:13 September 1929

Reason for Departure:Resigned to contest Federal seat. Successful.


Husband of Dame Enid Lyons MHR; Father of Brendan Lyons MHA. See also J.A. Lyons: A Political Biography, Philip Hart (1967).

House of Assembly Long Room Picture:315

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.