History Resources - Members of Parliament

Francis Villeneuve Smith

Francis Villeneuve Smith

Surname: SMITH

Given Names: Francis Villeneuve

Title and Honours: Sir (1862)


Date and Place of Birth: 13 February 1819 - Lindfield, Sussex, England

Date of Death: 17 January 1909 - Kent, England



House of Assembly: 14 May 1857

Electorate: Fingal


Positions Held: Premier 12 May 1857 to 1 November 1860

Date of Departure: 1 November 1860

Reason for Departure: Resigned on being appointed Puisne Judge of Supreme Court.

Legislative Council: September 1856

Electorate: Hobart Town

Party: Independent

Positions Held:

Date of Departure: May 1857

Reason for Departure: Resigned to contest HA. Successful.


House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 34

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.