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The Attorney-General of Tasmania is a ministry of the Government of Tasmania with responsibility for the state's courts and tribunals. The Attorney General is a senior minister in the state government and the First Law Officer of the State.

Attorney-General of Tasmania
Incumbent
Elise Archer

since 21 March 2018
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerGovernor of Tasmania on the recommendation of the Premier of Tasmania
Inaugural holderSir Francis Smith
Formation1856

The current Attorney-General of Tasmania, since March 2018, is Elise Archer of the Liberal Party.[1]

List of Attorneys-General of TasmaniaEdit

Name Start End
Francis Smith 1 November 1856 26 February 1857
John Gregson 26 February 1857 25 April 1857
Francis Smith 25 April 1857 1 November 1860
Thomas John Knight 1 November 1860 4 February 1861
William Lambert Dobson 5 February 1861 20 January 1863
Robert Byron Miller 20 January 1863 24 November 1866
William Lambert Dobson 24 November 1866 5 February 1870
William Giblin 5 February 1870 4 November 1872
John Alexander Jackson 4 November 1872 4 April 1873
William Giblin 4 August 1873 20 July 1876
Charles Hamilton Bromby 20 July 1876 9 August 1877
William Giblin 9 August 1877 13 August 1877
Alfred Dobson 13 August 1877 10 December 1878
John Stokell Dodds 20 December 1878 1 December 1881
William Giblin 1 December 1881 5 August 1884
John Stokell Dodds 15 August 1884 15 February 1887
Richard Lucas 25 February 1887 29 March 1887
Andrew Inglis Clark 30 March 1887 17 August 1892
Elliott Lewis 17 August 1892 14 April 1894
Andrew Inglis Clark 14 April 1894 23 October 1897
Don Urquhart 10 November 1897 12 October 1899
Elliott Lewis 12 October 1899 8 April 1903
Herbert Nicholls 9 April 1903 11 June 1904
William Propsting 1 May 1906 19 June 1909
Albert Solomon 19 June 1909 20 October 1909
John Earle 20 October 1909 27 October 1909
Albert Solomon 27 October 1909 6 February 1914
John Earle 6 April 1916 14 April 1916
William Propsting 15 April 1916 14 August 1923
Alexander Hean 14 August 1923 25 October 1923
Albert Ogilvie 25 October 1923 15 June 1928
Henry Baker 15 June 1928 22 June 1934
Eric Ogilvie 22 June 1934 19 August 1940
James McDonald August 1940 December 1946 [2]
Roy Fagan 10 December 1946 19 July 1958
Bill Neilson 22 July 1958 28 October 1958
Eric Reece 28 October 1958 12 May 1959
Roy Fagan 12 May 1959 26 May 1969
Max Bingham 26 May 1969 3 May 1972
Merv Everett 3 May 1972 1 August 1972
Eric Reece 2 August 1972 21 August 1974
Merv Everett 21 August 1972 12 April 1974
Bill Neilson 12 April 1974 31 March 1975
Brian Kirkwall Miller 31 March 1974 26 May 1982
Max Bingham 27 May 1982 13 June 1984
Geoff Pearsall 14 June 1984 19 February 1986
John Bennett 19 February 1986 29 June 1989
Peter Patmore 3 July 1989 17 February 1992
Ray Groom 17 February 1992 18 February 1992
Ron Cornish 18 February 1992 18 March 1996
Sue Napier 18 March 1996 21 March 1996
Ray Groom 21 March 1996 14 September 1998
Paul Lennon 14 September 1998 18 September 1998
Peter Patmore 18 September 1998 20 July 2002
Judy Jackson [1st female] 9 August 2002 5 April 2006
Steve Kons 5 April 2006 12 February 2008
David Llewellyn 12 February 2008 17 September 2008
Lara Giddings 17 September 2008 24 January 2011
David Bartlett 24 January 2011 13 May 2011
Brian Wightman 13 May 2011 31 March 2014
Vanessa Goodwin 31 March 2014 2 October 2017
Will Hodgman 2 October 2017 21 March 2018
Elise Archer 21 March 2018 Present

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