History Resources - Members of Parliament

James ('Philosopher') Smith

James ('Philosopher') Smith

Surname: SMITH

Given Names: James ('Philosopher')

Title and Honours: Mr


Date and Place of Birth: 1 July 1827 - George Town, Tasmania

Date of Death: 15 June 1897 - Launceston, Tasmania



Legislative Council: 13 July 1886

Electorate: Mersey

Party: Independent

Positions Held:

Date of Departure: 8 May 1888

Reason for Departure: Retired.


Discovered tin at Mt Bischoff and established mine there.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 212

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.