John Hayes (Australian politician)

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The Honourable
John Hayes
John Blyth Hayes.jpg
25th Premier of Tasmania
In office
12 August 1922 14 August 1923
Preceded by Walter Lee
Succeeded by Sir Walter Lee
President of the Australian Senate
In office
1 July 1938 30 June 1941
Preceded by Patrick Lynch
Succeeded by James Cunningham
Senator for Tasmania
In office
12 September 1923 30 June 1947
Preceded by Thomas Bakhap
Personal details
BornJohn Blyth Hayes
(1868-04-21)21 April 1868
Bridgewater, Tasmania
Died 12 July 1956(1956-07-12) (aged 88)
Launceston, Tasmania
Political party Nationalist (1923–31)
UAP (1931–45)
Liberal (1945–47)

John Blyth Hayes CMG (21 April 1868 – 12 July 1956) was Premier of Tasmania from 12 August 1922 to 14 August 1923. Hayes was also the President of the Australian Senate from 1 July 1938 to 30 June 1941.

Premier of Tasmania head of government for the state of Tasmania, Australia

The Premier of Tasmania is the head of the executive government in the Australian state of Tasmania. By convention, the leader of the party or political grouping which has majority support in the House of Assembly is invited by the Governor of Tasmania to be Premier and principal adviser.

Hayes was born in Bridgewater, and died in Launceston.

Bridgewater, Tasmania Suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Bridgewater, Tasmania, is a suburb in Tasmania's south-east. Located approximately 19 km from the Hobart CBD, it is part of the northern suburbs area of Greater Hobart.

Launceston, Tasmania City in Tasmania, Australia

Launceston is a city in the north of Tasmania, Australia at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River (Kanamaluka). Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania after Hobart and the Thirteenth-largest non-capital city in Australia.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Walter Lee
Premier of Tasmania
Succeeded by
Sir Walter Lee
Preceded by
Patrick Lynch
President of the Australian Senate
Succeeded by
James Cunningham