Speaker of the Tasmanian House of Assembly

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Speaker of the House of Assembly
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Incumbent
Elise Archer (Liberal)

since 31 March 2014
Style The Honourable
Appointer Elected by the Tasmanian House of Assembly
Inaugural holder Michael Fenton
Formation 2 December 1856

The Speaker of the Tasmanian House of Assembly is the presiding officer of the lower house of the Parliament of Tasmania. The role of Speaker has traditionally been a partisan office, filled by the governing party of the time.

Speakers of the Tasmanian House of Assembly[edit]

Member Party Term in Office
Michael Fenton None 2 December 1856 – 8 May 1861
Robert Officer None 15 August 1861 – 20 April 1877
Henry Butler None 24 April 1877 – 21 July 1885
Alfred Dobson None 21 July 1885 – 31 May 1887
Thomas Reibey None 12 July 1887 – 30 April 1891
Nicholas John Brown None 7 July 1891 – 2 December 1893
Stafford Bird Revenue Tariff Party 28 February 1894 – 8 March 1897
Nicholas John Brown None 9 March 1897 – 22 September 1903
John Davies Anti-Socialist Party 29 September 1903 – 27 December 1912
John Evans Liberal Party 22 April 1913 – 24 March 1914
Walter Woods Australian Labor Party 25 March 1914 – 29 February 1916
John Evans Nationalist Party of Australia 16 May 1916 – 27 July 1925
Michael O'Keefe Australian Labor Party 28 July 1925 – 2 October 1926
Walter Woods Australian Labor Party 13 October 1926 – 16 July 1928
John Evans Nationalist Party of Australia 17 July 1928 – 17 July 1934
David O'Keefe Australian Labor Party 18 July 1934 – 9 February 1942
John Dwyer Australian Labor Party 10 February 1942 – 29 June 1948
Peter Pike Australian Labor Party 29 June 1948 – 3 September 1949
Bill Wedd Independent 13 September 1949 – 6 June 1950
Lancelot Spurr Australian Labor Party 7 June 1950 – 12 April 1955
Horace Strutt Liberal Party of Australia 13 April 1955 – 28 October 1956
Kevin Lyons Liberal Party of Australia 29 October 1956 – 1 June 1959
Charley Aylett Australian Labor Party 2 June 1959 – 1 May 1964
John Madden Australian Labor Party 25 June 1964 – 9 May 1969
Bob Ingamells Liberal Party of Australia 17 June 1969 – 6 June 1972
Eric Barnard Australian Labor Party 7 June 1972 – 6 May 1975
Harry Holgate Australian Labor Party 6 May 1975 – 21 December 1976
Glen Davies Australian Labor Party 14 February 1977 – 10 September 1979
Andrew Lohrey Australian Labor Party 11 September 1979 – 25 February 1980
Glen Davies Australian Labor Party 5 March 1980 – 14 June 1982
Max Bushby Liberal Party of Australia 15 June 1982 – 8 February 1986
Ron Cornish Liberal Party of Australia 12 March 1986 – 1 November 1988
Tony Rundle Liberal Party of Australia 9 November 1988 – 27 June 1989
Michael Polley Australian Labor Party 28 June 1989 – 13 April 1992
Graeme Page Liberal Party of Australia 14 April 1992 – 23 February 1996
Frank Madill Liberal Party of Australia 23 April 1996 – 5 October 1998
Michael Polley Australian Labor Party 6 October 1998 – 31 March 2014
Elise Archer Liberal Party of Australia 31 March 2014 – present


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