History Resources - Members of Parliament

Kevin Orchard Lyons

Kevin Orchard Lyons


Given Names:Kevin Orchard

Title and Honours: Mr, Hon. (15 April 1991)


Date and Place of Birth: 7 February 1923 - Hobart, Tasmania

Date of Death:24 May 2000 - Melbourne, Victoria



House of Assembly:21 August 1948

Electorate: Darwin (Braddon)


Positions Held:Minister, Speaker 29 October 1956 to 1 June 1959

Date of Departure:22 April 1972

Reason for Departure:Retired.


Resigned from Libs 7 September 1966 to form Centre Party. Held balance of power 1969-72. Son of J.A. Lyons and Dame Enid Lyons. Granted the right to use the title 'Honourable' for life on 15 April 1991. Condolence motion in HA 25 May 2000.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture:500

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.