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Robert Officer

Robert Officer

Surname: OFFICER

Given Names: Robert

Title and Honours: Sir (1869)

Qualifications: MA (Aberdeen); Surgeon

Date and Place of Birth: 3 October 1800 - Dundee, Scotland

Date of Death: 8 July 1879 - New Norfolk, Tasmania



House of Assembly: 10 September 1856

Electorate: Glenorchy


Positions Held: Chair Committees 1856 to 15 August 1861; Speaker 15 August 1861 to 20 April 1877

Date of Departure: 14 June 1877

Reason for Departure: Retired (ill health)

Legislative Council: 11 November 1853

Electorate: Buckingham


Positions Held:

Date of Departure: 1856

Reason for Departure: Parliament restructure.


Uncle of J.D. Wood MHA. Longest-serving Speaker of HA (16 years).

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: L

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.