List of Judges of the Supreme Court of Tasmania

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This is a list of judges who have served on the Supreme Court of Tasmania. This list includes both Chief Justices and Puisne Judges.

Of the judges of the Supreme Court of Tasmania, Algernon Montagu, Thomas Horne, Valentine Fleming, Francis Smith, William Lambert Dobson, William Giblin, John Stokell Dodds, Robert Patten Adams, Andrew Inglis Clark, Herbert Nicholls, Norman Ewing, Richard Green and Merv Everett had previously served in the Parliament of Tasmania. In addition, Norman Ewing and Merv Everett had previously served in the Australian Senate, while Alexander Macduff Baxter had previously served in the New South Wales Legislative Council. In addition, John Pedder and Thomas Horne served in the Tasmanian Legislative Council while serving as judges, while Thomas Horne was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly after his judicial service.

Chief Justices[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 –

Puisne Judges[edit]

Name Term as Judge
Algernon Montagu 31 January 1833 – 31 December 1847
Thomas Horne 1 January 1848 – 1 November 1860
Sir Francis Smith 1 November 1860 – 8 August 1870
Sir William Lambert Dobson 8 August 1870 – 7 February 1885
William Giblin 7 February 1885 – 17 January 1887
Sir John Stokell Dodds 15 February 1887 – 20 October 1898
Robert Patten Adams 14 March 1887 – 31 May 1898
Andrew Inglis Clark 1 June 1898 – 14 November 1907
John McIntyre 20 October 1898 – 30 June 1914
Sir Herbert Nicholls 1 January 1909 – 1 July 1914
Edward Dobbie 1 January 1914 – 28 August 1915
Sir Harold Crisp 1 August 1914 – 21 December 1937
Norman Ewing 23 September 1915 – 19 July 1928
Andrew Inglis Clark, Jr. 31 August 1928 – 20 February 1952
Wilfred Hutchins 1 November 1938 – 23 March 1950
Sir Richard Green 1 June 1950 – 19 March 1961
Marcus Gibson 2 May 1951 – 11 January 1968
Sir Peter Crisp 21 March 1952 – 1 March 1971
Sir George Crawford 10 November 1958 – 11 December 1981
William Ellis Cox 28 March 1961 – 15 March 1963
Frank Neasey 18 March 1963 – 13 September 1990
David Chambers 27 February 1968 – 24 September 1978
Robert Nettlefold 2 March 1971 – 15 May 1990
Henry Cosgrove 2 February 1977 – 23 September 1988
Merv Everett 7 November 1978 – 14 March 1984
Cecil Brettingham-Moore 21 March 1984 – 14 March 1986
William Cox 2 February 1982 – 3 September 1995
Peter Underwood 20 August 1984 – 1 December 2004
Christopher Wright 29 April 1986 – 7 March 2000
Ewan Crawford 5 October 1988 – 23 April 2008
Bill Zeeman 30 May 1990 – 10 March 1998
Pierre Slicer 3 June 1991 – 18 September 2009
Peter Evans 10 June 1998 – present
Alan Blow 13 June 2000 – present
Shan Tennent 15 March 2005 – present
David Porter 26 May 2008 – present
Helen Wood 9 November 2009 – present

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