List of Premiers of Vodeo

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The Premier of Vodeo is the head of government of Vodeo, and the leader of the Cabinet of Vodeo, with various powers and responsibilities defined by convention. Officially, the prime minister is appointed by the monarch, but by convention, the premier must have the confidence of the elected House of Commons. The premier is always a member of parliament, and is usually the leader of the largest political party in the House.

There is no specific date for when the office of premier first appeared, as the role was not created but rather evolved over a period of time through a merger of duties. The term was first used to describe the St Austellian head of government in the 1740s, and was adopted in Avalon in the 1760s. By the late 18th century, the term had begun to refer to the national head of government, and by the 1820s all four provinces used the term "governor" to refer to their head of government, leaving "premier" for that of the nation. The title became official with its addition to the Constitution of Vodeo in 1891 at the behest of Caldwell Runciman. Due to the gradual evolution of the post of premier, the title is applied to early premiers only retrospectively.

List of Premiers

No. Portrait Name
Seat
Life span
Term begin Term end Term length Party Elections won Government Notes Monarch
Reign
William Gilbert
(1785–1856)
1840 1842 None Richard
1835-1849
Jacob Fox
(1782–1848)
1842 1845 None
Robert Whatmough
(1797–1870)
1845 1849 None
Sir Albert Russell
(1788–1871)
1849 1854 None
Adelaide I
1849–1917
James Ballard
(1803–1855)
1854 1855 None Died in office.
Robert Whatmough
(1797–1870)
1855 1857 None 1855
Sir Gustav Bauer
1855-1873
(7 Jun 1799–26 Feb 1883)
1857 30 July 1862 None 1857 Governor of Cambria, 1849-54.
Alfred Sinclair
1860–1881
(16 Jun 1807–2 Feb 1881)
30 July 1862 9 November 1866 None 1862
Julian Macquarie
1860–1874
(14 Jul 1802–31 Oct 1874)
9 November 1866 27 October 1869 None 1866
Robert Crank
1860–1889
(4 Dec 1815–6 Feb 1893)
27 October 1869 22 November 1873 4y 0m 26d
(1,487 days)
National 1869 First National
(1869–73)
Edward Gardiner
1860–1892
(2 Jun 1813–17 Apr 1900)
22 November 1873 4 June 1879 5y 6m 13d
(2,020 days)
Federal 1873, 1876 First Federal
(1873–79)
Aldrich Royle
1860–1880
(2 Feb 1816–9 Mar 1880)
4 June 1879 9 March 1880 0y 9m 5d
(279 days)
National 1879 Second National
(1879-82)
Died in office.
Ernest Stephenson
1866–1895
(29 Aug 1831–20 Jun 1912)
12 March 1880 23 August 1882 2y 5m 11d
(894 days)
National None
John Lyall Walker
1866–1889
(2 Apr 1826–30 Apr 1890)
23 August 1882 17 May 1885 2y 8m 24d
(998 days)
United 1882 United
(1882-85)
Stuart Fife
1876–1892
(5 Mar 1829–12 Feb 1904)
17 May 1885 13 July 1889 4y 1m 26d
(1,518 days)
Progressive 1885, 1887 First Progressive
(1885–89)
RichardSeddon1905.jpg Caldwell Runciman
1869–1919
(14 Nov 1837–7 Dec 1923)
13 July 1889 23 September 1902 13y 2m 10d
(4,819 days)
Federal 1889, 1892, 1895, 1897, 1900 Second Federal
(1889–1902)
Only Premier to have governed through an entire calendar decade (1890s). Longest-serving Premier as a Member of Parliament (50 years).
20Alexanderpeacock.jpg Richard Simpson
1892–1913
(26 Jun 1858–29 Jan 1935)
23 September 1902 26 July 1910 7y 10m 3d
(2,863 days)
Progressive 1902, 1904, 1907 Second Progressive
(1902–10)
Andrew Inglis Clark.jpg Harry Bentinck
1869–1919
(9 May 1856–13 Oct 1927)
26 July 1910 23 October 1919 9y 2m 27d
(3,376 days)
Federal 1910, 1913, 1916 Third Federal
(1910–19)
Victoria
1917–1932
Tobias Crawford Norris.jpg Louis Reed
1910–1934
(1 Jul 1859–13 Sep 1947)
23 October 1919 9 December 1925 6y 1m 16d
(2,239 days)
Liberal 1919, 1922 First Liberal
(1919–25)
George fuller.jpg Arthur Crum
1900–1937
(30 Dec 1865–26 May 1951)
9 December 1925 16 October 1934 8y 10m 7d
(3,233 days)
Federal 1925, 1928, 1931 Fourth Federal
(1925–34)
Alfred II
1932-1954
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr circa 1930-edit.jpg Oliver "Ollie" King
1910–1947
(29 Feb 1872–16 Jun 1955)
16 October 1934 13 May 1946 11y 6m 27d
(4,227 days)
Liberal 1934, 1937, 1940, 1944 Second Liberal
(1934–50)
Oversaw the creation of the welfare state. Retired in 1946 and left politics in 1947.
Louisstlaurent.jpg Miles Walters-Cray
1925–1956
(14 Jun 1908–5 Nov 1979)
13 May 1946 27 April 1950 3y 11m 14d
(1,445 days)
Liberal 1947
Harold Montague Rushworth (1940).jpg Guy Bradford
Saviso, 1934–1965
(13 Apr 1890–28 Nov 1985)
27 April 1950 16 July 1965 15y 2m 19d
(5,559 days)
Federal 1950, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1962 Fifth Federal
(1950-65)
Longest-serving Premier of Vodeo (5,560 days). Resigned in 1965 owing to age and retired from Parliament at the 1965 election.
Robert
1954–1975
Gordon O'Neill
(5 May 1909–16 Oct 1987)
16 July 1965 10 December 1965 0y 4m 24d
(147 days)
Federal None Vice-Premier 1959–1965. Won ballot for Federal Party leadership. Shortest term in office of any Premier.
Albert Gearon
(14 Jun 1908–5 Nov 1979)
10 December 1965 9 November 1971 5y 10m 30d
(2,160 days)
Liberal 1965, 1968 Third Liberal
(1965–71)
Alvin Miller
(23 May 1920–7 Jul 1994)
9 November 1971 3 December 1974 3y 0m 24d
(1,120 days)
Federal 1971 Sixth Federal
(1971–74)
Martin Breen
(2 Jun 1916–30 Oct 2002)
3 December 1974 1 March 1980 5y 2m 27d
(1,915 days)
Liberal 1974, 1977 Fourth Liberal
(1974–80)
Governed during 1970s recession. Ousted in party coup in 1980.
Thomas II
1975–1988
Gareth "Gary" Hays
(Born 23 Feb 1927)
1 March 1980 14 November 1980 0y 8m 13d
(258 days)
Liberal None Replaced Martin Breen in party coup, but led his party to defeat at the 1980 election.
Mulroney.jpg Otto van Helsing
(Born 16 Apr 1932)
14 November 1980 16 November 1989 9y 0m 2d
(3,289 days)
Federal 1980, 1983, 1986 Seventh Federal
(1980–89)
Adelaide II
1988–present
Eric Douglas
(Born 1 May 1939)
16 November 1989 8 October 1992 2y 10m 22d
(1,057 days)
Liberal 1989 Fifth Liberal
(1989–92)
Howard Stevens
1980–2004
(Born 6 Dec 1944)
8 October 1992 19 November 2001 9y 1m 11d
(3,329 days)
Federal 1992, 1995, 1998 Eighth Federal
(1992–2001)
Gordon Campbell.jpg John Graine
Burnside, 1986–2012
(Born 24 Jan 1950)
19 November 2001 4 November 2010 8y 11m 16d
(3,272 days)
Liberal 2001, 2004, 2007 Sixth Liberal
(2001–10)
Lisa Kudrow crop.jpg Victoria Stobie
Razorback, 1998–present
(Born 17 Oct 1970)
4 November 2010 Incumbent Federal 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 Ninth Federal
(2010–present)
First female Premier, and the youngest ever to take office (aged 40 in 2010). Formed the first third-term majority government since the 1956 election. Great-great-great-great granddaughter of Harry Bentinck.

Premiers by term in office

Note that this list does not include Victoria Stobie, the incumbent Premier. Were she to be included, she would rank fifth between Howard Stevens and Harry Bentinck.

  1. Guy Bradford (15 years, 2 months, 19 days)
  2. Caldwell Runciman (13 years, 2 months, 10 days)
  3. Ollie King (11 years, 6 months, 27 days)
  4. Harry Bentinck (9 years, 2 months, 27 days)
  5. Howard Stevens (9 years, 1 month, 11 days)
  6. Otto van Helsing (9 years, 2 days)
  7. John Graine (8 years, 11 months, 16 days)
  8. Arthur Crum (8 years, 10 months, 7 days)
  9. Richard Simpson (7 years, 10 months, 3 days)
  10. Louis Reed (6 years, 1 months, 16 days)
  11. Albert Gearon (5 years, 10 months, 30 days)
  12. Edward Gardiner (5 years, 6 months, 13 days)
  13. Gustav Bauer (5 years, 3 months, 9 days)
  14. Martin Breen (5 years, 2 months, 27 days)
  15. Stuart Fife (4 years, 1 month, 26 days)
  16. Robert Crank (4 years, 26 days)
  17. Miles Walters-Cray (3 years, 11 months, 14 days)
  18. Alfred Sinclair (3 years, 3 months, 10 days)
  19. Alvin Miller (3 years, 24 days)
  20. Eric Douglas (2 years, 10 months, 22 days)
  21. John Lyall Walker (2 years, 8 months, 24 days)
  22. Ernest Stephenson (2 years, 5 months, 11 days)
  23. Julian Macquarie (11 months, 18 days)
  24. Aldrich Royle † (9 months, 5 days)
  25. Gary Hays (8 months, 13 days)
  26. Gordon O'Neill (4 months, 24 days)