President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council

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President of the Legislative Council
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Incumbent
Jim Wilkinson

since 21 May 2013
Appointer Elected by the Tasmanian Legislative Council
Inaugural holder Thomas Horne
Formation 2 December 1856
Deputy Greg Hall

The President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council is the presiding officer of the Council. The current President is Jim Wilkinson MLC who has presided over the Council since 21 May 2013.

Presidents of the Legislative Council[edit]

Member Party Electorate Term in Office
Thomas Horne Independent Hobart 2 December 1856 – 2 September 1859
William Nairn Meander 13 September 1859 – 25 August 1868
Frederick Innes Independent South Esk 25 August 1868 – 4 November 1872
(Sir) James Wilson Independent Hobart 4 November 1872 – 29 February 1880
Frederick Innes Independent South Esk 3 March 1880 – 11 May 1882
Thomas Chapman Buckingham 11 July 1882 – 17 February 1884
Walter Gellibrand Independent Derwent 1 July 1884 – 9 July 1889
William Moore Independent Russell 9 July 1889 – 20 April 1894
(Sir) Adye Douglas Independent Launceston 20 April 1894 – 2 May 1904
William Dodery Independent Westmorland 10 May 1904 – 7 May 1907
Tetley Gant Independent Buckingham 9 July 1907 – 27 July 1926
William Propsting Independent Hobart 27 July 1926 – 3 December 1937
Thomas Murdoch Independent Buckingham 7 December 1937 – 3 May 1944
Charles Eady Independent Hobart 9 May 1944 – 20 December 1945
(Sir) Rupert Shoobridge Independent Derwent 26 February 1946 – 13 May 1955
Geoffrey Green Independent Monmouth 17 May 1955 – 21 April 1959
(Sir) Henry Baker Independent Queenborough 2 June 1959 – 20 July 1968
Walter Davis Independent West Devon 3 September 1968 – 7 October 1971
Hector McFie Independent Mersey 12 October 1971 – 25 May 1972
Charles Fenton Independent Russell 7 June 1972 – 22 May 1981
Bill Hodgman Independent Queenborough 9 June 1981 – 28 May 1983
Harry Braid Independent Mersey 7 June 1983 – 26 May 1984
Alby Broadby Independent Gordon 5 June 1984 – 28 May 1988
George Shaw Independent Macquarie 21 June 1988 – 14 July 1992
John Stopp Independent Queenborough 14 July 1992 – 27 May 1995
Reg Hope Independent Meander 20 June 1995 – 31 May 1997
Ray Bailey Independent Cornwall/Rosevears 17 June 1997 – 4 May 2002
Don Wing Independent Paterson 21 May 2002 – 10 June 2008
Sue Smith Independent Montgomery 10 June 2008 – 21 May 2013
Jim Wilkinson Independent Nelson 21 May 2013 – present

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