Attorney-General of Victoria (Australia)

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Attorney-General of Victoria
Incumbent
Martin Pakula

since 4 December 2014
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of Victoria on the recommendation of the Premier of Victoria
Inaugural holder Sir William Stawell
Formation 1851

The Attorney-General of Victoria is a ministry of the Government of Victoria with responsibility for the state's courts and tribunals. The Attorney General is a senior minister in the state government and the First Law Officer of the State.

The current Attorney-General of Victoria, since December 2014, is Martin Pakula of the Australian Labor Party.

List of Attorneys-General of Victoria[edit]

Name Start End
William Stawell 15 Jul 1851 24 Feb 1857
Thomas Howard Fellows 25 Feb 1857 10 Mar 1857
Henry Samuel Chapman 11 Mar 1857 28 Apr 1857
Archibald Michie 29 Apr 1857 9 Mar 1858
Henry Samuel Chapman 10 Mar 1858 26 Oct 1859
John Wood 27 Oct 1859 25 Nov 1860
Richard Davies Ireland 26 Nov 1860 28 Jul 1861
Butler Cole Aspinall 29 Jul 1861 13 Nov 1861
Richard Davies Ireland 14 Nov 1861 26 Jun 1863
George Higinbotham 27 Jun 1863 5 May 1868
Morgan McDonnell 6 May 1868 10 Jul 1868
George Paton Smith 11 Jul 1868 19 Sep 1869
Morgan McDonnell 20 Sep 1869 8 Apr 1870
Archibald Michie 9 Apr 1870 19 Jun 1871
Robert Walsh 5 Jul 1871 9 Jun 1872
James W. Stephen 10 Jun 1872 1 May 1874[1]
George Kerferd 2 May 1874[1][2] 7 Aug 1875
Robert Le Poer Trench 9 Aug 1875 19 Oct 1875
George Kerferd 20 Oct 1875 20 May 1877
Robert Le Poer Trench 22 May 1877 26 Mar 1878
Bryan O’Loghlen 27 Mar 1878 4 Apr 1880
George Kerferd 5 Mar 1880 2 Aug 1880
William Kinsey Vale 3 Aug 1880 8 Jul 1881
Bryan O’Loghlen 9 Jul 1881 7 Mar 1883
George Kerferd 8 Mar 1883 1 Jan 1886
Henry John Wrixon 18 Feb 1886 4 Nov 1890
William Shiels 5 Nov 1890 15 Feb 1892
John Gavan Duffy 16 Feb 1892 27 Apr 1892
William Shiels 28 Apr 1892 22 Jan 1893
Bryan O’Loghlen 23 Jan 1893 26 Sep 1894
Isaac Isaacs 27 Sep 1894 4 Dec 1899
William Irvine 5 Dec 1899 18 Nov 1900
Isaac Isaacs 19 Nov 1900 3 Jun 1901
Samuel Gillatt 4 Jun 1901 9 Jun 1902
William Irvine 10 Jun 1901 6 Sep 1903
John Mark Davies 7 Sep 1903 7 Jan 1909
James Drysdale Brown 8 Jan 1909 8 Dec 1913
William Evans 9 Dec 1913 21 Dec 1913
Donald Mackinnon 22 Dec 1913 8 Nov 1915
Harry Lawson 9 Nov 1915 28 Nov 1917
Agar Wynne 29 Nov 1917 20 Mar 1918
Harry Lawson 21 Mar 1918 20 Oct 1919
Arthur Robinson 21 Oct 1919 10 Jul 1924
Henry Cohen 11 Jul 1924 17 Jul 1924
Bill Slater 18 Jul 1924 17 Nov 1924
Frederick Eggleston 18 Nov 1924 27 Apr 1927
John Allan 28 Apr 1927 19 May 1927
Bill Slater 20 May 1927 21 Nov 1928
Ian Macfarlan 26 Nov 1928 11 Dec 1929
Bill Slater 12 Dec 1929 18 May 1932
Ian Macfarlan 25 Jul 1934 1 Apr 1935
Bill Slater 14 Sep 1943 17 Sep 1943
Ian Macfarlan 18 Sep 1943 20 Nov 1945
Robert Menzies 19 May 1932 24 Jul 1934
Albert Bussau 2 Apr 1935 18 Apr 1938
Henry Bailey 26 Apr 1938 13 Sep 1943
Bill Slater 21 Nov 1945 19 Nov 1947
Trevor Oldham 20 Nov 1947 26 Jun 1950
Thomas Walter Mitchell 27 Jun 1950 27 Oct 1952
Thomas Hollway 28 Oct 1952 30 Oct 1952
Thomas Walter Mitchell 31 Oct 1952 16 Dec 1952
Bill Slater 17 Dec 1952 6 Jun 1955
William Leggatt 7 Jun 1955 7 Jun 1955
Arthur Rylah 8 Jun 1955 8 May 1967
George Reid 9 May 1967 29 May 1973
Vernon Wilcox 30 May 1973 30 Mar 1976
Alan Hunt 31 Mar 1976 5 May 1976
Haddon Storey 6 May 1976 7 Apr 1982
John Cain II 8 Apr 1982 7 Sep 1983
Jim Kennan 8 Sep 1983 13 Dec 1987
Andrew McCutcheon 14 Dec 1987 1 Apr 1990
Jim Kennan 2 Apr 1990 5 Oct 1992
Jan Wade 6 Oct 1992 19 Oct 1999
Rob Hulls 20 Oct 1999 2 Dec 2010
Robert Clark 2 Dec 2010 4 Dec 2014
Martin Pakula 4 Dec 2014 present

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistical Register of the State of Victoria". 1908. 
  2. ^ "Friday, May 1, 1874". The Argus (Melbourne). 1 May 1874. p. 4.