Chief Justice of Tasmania

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The Chief Justice of Tasmania is the senior judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania and the highest ranking judicial officer in the Australian state of Tasmania. The Chief Justice is both the judicial head of the Supreme Court as well as the administrative head. He or she is responsible for arranging the business of the court and establishing its rules and procedures.

The current Chief Justice is Alan Blow, who was appointed by Governor Peter Underwood in 2013.

List of Chief Justices of Tasmania[edit]

Name Term as Chief Justice
Sir John Pedder 4 March 1824 – 4 May 1854
Sir Valentine Fleming 7 August 1854 – 31 December 1869
Sir Francis Smith 8 August 1870 – 7 February 1885
Sir William Lambert Dobson 7 February 1885 – 17 March 1898
Sir John Stokell Dodds 29 October 1898 – 26 June 1914
Sir Herbert Nicholls 1 July 1914 – 31 October 1937
Sir Harold Crisp 21 December 1937 – 14 April 1940
Sir John Morris 15 April 1940 – 3 July 1956
Sir Stanley Burbury 28 August 1956 – 29 October 1973
Sir Guy Green 30 October 1973 – 1 September 1995
William Cox 4 September 1995 – 1 December 2004
Peter Underwood 2 December 2004 – 28 March 2008
Ewan Crawford 24 April 2008 – 7 April 2013
Alan Blow 8 April 2013 – present

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