Premiers of Tasmania

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Before the 1890s there was no formal party system in Tasmania. Party labels before that time indicate a general tendency only.

See Premiers of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Premier.

List of Premiers of Tasmania
Premier Party Took office
William Champ - 1 November 1856
Thomas Gregson - 26 February 1857
William Weston - 25 April 1857
Francis Smith - 12 May 1857
William Weston - 1 November 1860
Thomas Chapman - 2 August 1861
James Whyte - 20 January 1863
Sir Richard Dry - 24 November 1866
James Wilson - 4 August 1869
Frederick Innes - 4 November 1872
Alfred Kennerley - 4 August 1873
Thomas Reibey - 20 July 1876
Philip Fysh - 9 August 1877
William Giblin - 5 March 1878
William Crowther - 20 December 1878
William Giblin - 30 October 1879
Adye Douglas - 15 August 1884
James Agnew - 8 March 1886
Philip Fysh Liberal 29 March 1887
Henry Dobson Conservative 17 August 1892
Sir Edward Braddon Liberal /
Free Trade
14 April 1894
Elliott Lewis Conservative 12 October 1899
William Propsting Liberal 9 April 1903
Sir Elliott Lewis Liberal 19 June 1909
John Earle Labor 20 October 1909
Sir Neil Lewis Comwlth Liberal 27 October 1909
Albert Solomon Comwlth Liberal 14 June 1912
John Earle Labor 6 April 1914
Walter Lee Comwlth Liberal,
Nationalist
15 April 1916
John Hayes Nationalist 12 August 1922
Sir Walter Lee Nationalist 14 August 1923
Joseph Lyons Labor 25 October 1923
John McPhee Nationalist 15 June 1928
Sir Walter Lee Nationalist 15 March 1934
Albert Ogilvie Labor 22 June 1934
Edmund Dwyer-Gray Labor 11 June 1939
Robert Cosgrove Labor 18 December 1939
Edward Brooker Labor 18 December 1947
Robert Cosgrove Labor 25 December 1948
Eric Reece Labor 26 August 1958
Angus Bethune Liberal 26 May 1969
Eric Reece Labor 3 May 1972
Bill Neilson Labor 31 March 1975
Doug Lowe Labor 1 December 1977
Harry Holgate Labor 11 November 1981
Robin Gray Liberal 26 May 1982
Michael Field Labor 29 June 1989
Ray Groom Liberal 17 February 1992
Tony Rundle Liberal 18 March 1996
Jim Bacon Labor 14 September 1998
Paul Lennon Labor 21 March 2004
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