|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|TAS 9 June 1934||Walter Henry Lee||Nationalist Party||Albert George Ogilvie||Australian Labor Party|
|TAS 10 June 1922||Walter Henry Lee||Nationalist Party||Walter Henry Lee||Nationalist Party|
|TAS 31 May 1919||Walter Henry Lee||Nationalist Party||Walter Henry Lee||Nationalist Party|
|TAS 25 March 1916||John Earle||Australian Labor Party||Walter Henry Lee||Liberal Party|
Change of party leader: Beginning of Lee's third period in office: 'On 14 March 1934 McPhee advised the Nationalist parliamentary party that he was retiring because of ill-health. Lee was again elected leader, and was duly commissioned and formed a ministry', Hughes and Graham, p. 261 (see 'Sources', below). Lee became Premier of a Nationalist government which had won a large majority of seats in the House of Assembly at the previous general election in May 1931 but which was soon to be defeated at the general election held in June.
Loss of election: At the general election held in June 1934, the Nationalists lost their majority in the House of Assembly and Lee and his government resigned. Ogilvie became Premier of an Australian Labor Party minority government.
References: For a description of the style of parliamentary government in this period, see John Reynolds, 'Premiers and Political Leaders', in F C Green (editor), Tasmania: A Century of Responsible Government 1856-1956, pp 221-231, (Hobart: L G Shea, Government Printer, ), and note Terry Newman, Tasmanian Premiers 1856-1988: A Biographical Handbook, (Hobart: Tasmanian Parliamentary Library, ).
For a survey of Lee's career, see Scott Bennett, 'Lee, Sir Walter Henry (1874 - 1963)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 10, pp 52-53, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1986), on line at: http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100049b.htm
'Ministries: Names of the Members of Successive Ministries which have held Office in Tasmania since the inauguration of Responsible Government, together with the Dates of Appointment and Retirement', Journal of House of Assembly, Second Session of the Forty-Fifth Parliament of Tasmania, Anno LIII and LV Eliz II; Session 2 of the 45th Parliament, Volume 251, 2004-2006, (Hobart: Government Printer, Tasmania); Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700), and the website of the Parliament of Tasmania, http://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/