Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections

Tamil Nadu Speaker List

Shivashanmugam Pillai, who served as the first Scheduled Caste mayor of Madras also served as the first speaker of the Madras Legislative assembly after India’s independence between May 6 1952 and August 16 1955. Since then the TN assembly has had 17 Speakers. P Dhanpal who was appointed Speaker on October 10 2012 took oath once again on May 16 2016.

Sl.No Speaker From To
1 Thiru. P. Dhanapal 10th October, 2012 24th May, 2016
2 Thiru. D. Jayakumar 27th May, 2011 29th September, 2012 F.N.
3 Thiru. R. Avudaiappan 19th May 2006 22nd May 2011
4 Dr. K. Kalimuthu 24th May 2001 1st February 2006
5 Thiru P.T.R. Palanivel Rajan 23rd May 1996 21st May 2001
6 Thiru R. Muthiah 3rd July 1991 21st May 1996
7 Dr. M. Tamilkudimagan 8th February 1989 30th June 1991
8 Thiru P.H. Pandian 27th February 1985 5th February 1989
9 Thiru K. Rajaram 21st June 1980 24th February 1985
10 Thiru Munu Adi 6th July 1977 18th June 1980
11 Pulavar K. Govindan 3rd August 1973 3rd July 1977
12 Thiru K.A. Mathialagan 24th March 1971 2nd December 1972
13 Pulavar K. Govindan 22nd February 1969 14th March 1971
14 Thiru Si.Pa. Aditanar 17th March 1967 12th August 1968
15 Thiru S. Chella Pandian 31st March 1962 4th March 1967
16 Dr. U. Krishna Rao 30th April 1957 3rd August 1961
17 Thiru N. Gopala Menon 27th September 1955 1st November 1956
18 Thiru J. Sivashanmugam Pillai 6th May 1952 16th August 1955
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