History Resources - Members of Parliament

William Bispham Propsting

William Bispham Propsting


Given Names:William Bispham

Title and Honours: Mr


Date and Place of Birth:4 June 1861 - Hobart, Tasmania

Date of Death:3 December 1937 - Hobart, Tasmania



House of Assembly: (1) 16 February 1899 (2) 2 April 1903

Electorate:(1) Hobart (2) North Hobart


Positions Held: Opposition Leader October 1901-April 1903; July 1904-December 1905. Premier 9 April 1903 to 11 July 1904

Date of Departure: (1) 2 April 1903 (2) March 1906

Reason for Departure: (1) Transferred to North Hobart. (2) Resigned to contest LC. Successful.

Legislative Council: 22 December 1905



Positions Held:President 27 July 1926 to 3 December 1937

Date of Departure: 3 December 1937

Reason for Departure: Died in office.


Was briefly (1905-06) a member of House and Council.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture:362

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.