History Resources - Members of Parliament

Susan Lynette Smith

Susan Lynette Smith

Surname: SMITH

Given Names: Susan Lynette

Title and Honours: Mrs


Date and Place of Birth: 24 January 1951 - Ulverstone, Tasmania

Date of Death:



Legislative Council: 31 May 1997

Electorate: Leven/Montgomery

Party: Independent

Positions Held: President 2008 - 2013.

Date of Departure: 04 May 2013

Reason for Departure: Retired

Inaugural Speech (18 June 1997)


Only person ever to represent seat of Leven (created 1997; abolished 1999). First Female President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council. Granted the right to use the title 'Honourable' for life on 9 July 2013.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 709

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.