List of Premiers of Tasmania by time in office

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This is a list of Premiers of Tasmania by time in office. The basis of the list is the inclusive number of days between dates.

Rank by time in office[edit]

Rank: No: Office Holder: Portrait: Party: District: Assumed
Office:
Left
Office:
TERM
Time in Office:
TOTAL
Time in Office:
Election
Wins:
  1. 30th Sir Robert Cosgrove
(1884–1969)
KCMG
Cosgrove Sir Robert HA 355.jpg Labor MHA for Denison
(1933–1958)
18 December 1939 18 December 1947 8 years, 0 days 18 years, 182 days 1941 1946 1948 1950 1955 1956
25 February 1948 26 August 1958 10 years, 182 days
  2. 32nd Eric Reece
(1909–1999)
AC
Eric Reece.jpg Labor MHA for Braddon
(1945–1975)
26 August 1958 26 May 1969 10 years, 273 days 13 years, 240 days 1959 1964 1972
3 May 1972 31 March 1975 2 years, 332 days
  3. 37th Robin Gray
(1941– )
Liberal MHA for Wilmot
(1976–1984)
Lyons
(1984–1995)
26 May 1982 29 June 1989 Arrow east.svg 7 years, 34 days 1982 1986
  4. 24th Sir Walter Lee
(1874–1963)
KCMG
Sir Walter Lee.jpg Commonwealth Liberal MHA for Wilmot
(1909–1946)
15 April 1916 12 August 1922 6 years, 119 days 6 years, 290 days 1916 1919 1922
  Nationalist 14 August 1923 25 October 1923 72 days
15 March 1934 22 June 1934 99 days
  5. 19th Sir Elliott Lewis
(1858–1935)
KCMG
Neil Elliott Lewis.jpg Conservatism MHA for Richmond
(1886–1903)
12 October 1899 9 April 1903 3 years, 179 days 6 years, 188 days 1900 1912
Commonwealth Liberal MHA for Denison
(1909–1922)
19 June 1909 20 October 1909 123 days
27 October 1909 14 June 1912 2 years, 231 days
  6. 12th Sir Philip Fysh
(1835–1919)
KCMG
Philip fysh.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Buckingham
(1884–1894)
9 August 1877 5 March 1878 208 days 5 years, 349 days
  Liberalism 29 March 1887 17 August 1892 5 years, 141 days
  7. 27th Sir John McPhee
(1878–1952)
KCMG
Sir John McPhee.jpg Nationalist MHA for Denison
(1919–1934)
15 June 1928 15 March 1934 Arrow east.svg 5 years, 273 days 1928 1931
  8. 13th William Giblin
(1840–1887)
WRGiblinsmall.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Wellington
(1877–1885)
5 March 1878 20 December 1878 290 days 5 years, 215 days 1882
30 October 1879 15 August 1884 4 years, 290 days
  9. 41st Jim Bacon
(1950–2004)
AC
Labor MHA for Denison
(1993–2004)
14 September 1998 21 March 2004 Arrow east.svg 5 years, 189 days 1998 2002
  10. 18th Sir Edward Braddon
(1829–1904)
KCMG
Edwardbraddon.jpg Free Trade MHA for West Devon
(1893–1901)
14 April 1894 12 October 1899 Arrow east.svg 5 years, 181 days 1897
  11. 28th Albert Ogilvie
(1890–1939)
Edwardbraddon.jpg Labor MHA for Franklin
(1917–1939)
22 June 1934 11 June 1939 Arrow east.svg 4 years, 354 days 1934 1937
  12. 21st Sir John Evans
(1855–1943)
CMG
Sir John William Evans.jpg Conservatism MHA for Kingborough
(1897–1909)
12 July 1904 19 June 1909 Arrow east.svg 4 years, 342 days 1906 1909
  13. 26th Joseph Lyons
(1879–1939)
CH
Joseph Lyons.jpg Labor MHA for Wilmot
(1909–1929)
25 October 1923 15 June 1928 Arrow east.svg 4 years, 234 days 1925
  14. 42nd Paul Lennon
(1955– )
AO
Labor MHA for Franklin
(1989–2008)
21 March 2004 26 May 2008 Arrow east.svg 4 years, 66 days 2006
  15. 39th Ray Groom
(1944– )
AO
Liberal MHA for Denison
(1986–2001)
17 February 1992 18 March 1996 Arrow east.svg 4 years, 30 days 1992 1996
  16. 35th Doug Lowe
(1942– )
AM
Labor MHA for Franklin
(1969–1986)
1 December 1977 11 November 1981 Arrow east.svg 3 years, 345 days 1979
  17. 6th James Whyte
(1820–1882)
James Whyte.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Pembroke
(1856–1876)
20 January 1863 24 November 1866 Arrow east.svg 3 years, 308 days
  18. 45th Will Hodgman
(1969– )
Will Hodgman apples cropped.jpg Liberal MHA for Franklin
(2002– )
31 March 2014 Incumbent Arrow east.svg 3 years, 200 days[1] 2014
  19. 4th Sir Francis Smith
(1819–1909)
Sir Francis Smith.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Fingal
(1857–1860)
12 May 1857 1 November 1860 Arrow east.svg 3 years, 173 days
  20. 8th Sir James Wilson
(1812–1880)
KCMG
James Milne Wilson.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Hobart
(1859–1880)
4 August 1869 4 November 1872 Arrow east.svg 3 years, 92 days 1871
  21. 44th Lara Giddings
(1972– )
Lara Giddings.jpg Labor MHA for Franklin
(2002– )
23 January 2011 31 March 2014 Arrow east.svg 3 years, 67 days
  22. 10th Alfred Kennerley
(1810–1897)
Alfred Kennerley.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Hobart
(1865–1877)
4 August 1873 20 July 1876 Arrow east.svg 2 years, 351 days
  23. 33rd Sir Angus Bethune
(1908–2004)
Angus Bethune.jpg Liberal MHA for Wilmot
(1946–1975)
26 May 1969 3 May 1972 Arrow east.svg 2 years, 343 days 1969
  24. 7th Sir Richard Dry
(1815–1869)
KCMG
Sir Richard Dry.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Tamar
(1862–1869)
24 November 1866 4 August 1869 Arrow east.svg 2 years, 253 days 1866 1869
  25. 34th Bill Neilson
(1925–1989)
AC
Bill Neilson.jpg Labor MHA for Franklin
(1941–1977)
31 March 1975 1 December 1977 Arrow east.svg 2 years, 245 days 1976
  26. 43rd David Bartlett
(1968– )
DavidBartlettW1.JPG Labor MHA for Denison
(2004–2011)
26 May 2008 23 January 2011 Arrow east.svg 2 years, 242 days 2010
  27. 38th Michael Field
(1948– )
AC
Labor MHA for Braddon
(1975–1997)
29 June 1989 17 February 1992 Arrow east.svg 2 years, 233 days 1989
  28. 40th Tony Rundle
(1939– )
AO
Liberal MHA for Braddon
(1982–2002)
18 March 1996 14 September 1998 Arrow east.svg 2 years, 180 days
  29. 22nd John Earle
(1865–1932)
John Earle (Australian politician).jpg Labor MHA for Franklin
(1909–1917)
20 October 1909 27 October 1909 7 days 2 years, 16 days
6 April 1914 15 April 1916 2 years, 9 days
  30. 23rd Albert Solomon
(1876–1914)
Albert Edgar Solomon.jpg Commonwealth Liberal MHA for Bass
(1909–1914)
14 June 1912 6 April 1914 Arrow east.svg 1 year, 296 days 1913
  31. 17th Henry Dobson
(1841–1918)
Henry Dobson.jpg Conservatism MHA for Brighton
(1891–1900)
17 August 1892 14 April 1894 Arrow east.svg 1 year, 240 days 1893
  32. 14th Sir Adye Douglas
(1815–1906)
AdyeDouglas.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Fingal
(1872–1886)
15 August 1884 8 March 1886 Arrow east.svg 1 year, 205 days
  33. 5th Thomas Chapman
(1815–1884)
Thomas Chapman.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Queenborough
(1861–1862)
Campbell Town
(1862-1864)
2 August 1861 20 January 1863 Arrow east.svg 1 year, 171 days 1861
  34. 20th William Propsting
(1861–1937)
CMG
William Propsting.jpg Conservatism MHA for North Hobart
(1903–1906)
9 April 1903 12 July 1904 Arrow east.svg 1 year, 94 days
  35. 16th Sir James Agnew
(1815–1901)
KCMG
James Agnew.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Macquarie
(1886–1887)
8 March 1886 29 March 1887 Arrow east.svg 1 year, 21 days
  36. 11th Thomas Reibey
(1821–1912)
Thomas Reiby.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Westbury
(1874–1903)
20 July 1876 9 August 1877 Arrow east.svg 1 year, 20 days
  37. 25th John Hayes
(1868–1956)
John Blyth Hayes.jpg Nationalist MHA for Bass
(1913–1923)
12 August 1922 14 August 1923 Arrow east.svg 1 year, 2 days
  38. 14th Dr William Crowther
(1817–1885)
FRCS
William Crowther.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Hobart
(1866–1885)
20 December 1878 30 October 1879 Arrow east.svg 314 days
  39. 3rd William Weston
(1804–1888)
William Weston Premier.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Ringwood
(1856–1857)
25 April 1857 12 May 1857 17 days 0 years, 291 days
1 November 1860 2 August 1861 274 days
  40. 9th Frederick Innes
(1816–1882)
Frederick Innes.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Selby
(1872–1873)
4 November 1872 4 August 1873 Arrow east.svg 273 days
  41. 36th Harry Holgate
(1933–1997)
AO
Labor MHA for Bass
(1972–1992)
11 November 1981 26 May 1982 Arrow east.svg 196 days
  42. 29th Edmund Dwyer-Gray
(1870–1945)
Edmund Dwyer Gray TasGovPhoto.jpg Labor MHA for Denison
(1925–1945)
11 June 1939 18 December 1939 Arrow east.svg 190 days
  43. 1st William Champ
(1808–1892)
WTN Champ.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Launceston
(1856–1857)
1 November 1856 26 February 1857 Arrow east.svg 117 days
  44. 31st Edward Brooker
(1891–1948)
Edward Brooker.jpg Labor MHA for Franklin
(1931–1948)
18 December 1947 24 February 1948 Arrow east.svg 68 days
  45. 2nd Thomas Gregson
(1798–1874)
Thomas Gregson.jpg No Party Alignment MHA for Richmond
(1856–1872)
26 February 1857 25 April 1857 Arrow east.svg 58 days

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Will Hodgman's time in office as of 17 October 2017

See also[edit]