Biographical entry: Stephen, Ninian Martin (1923 - )

Sir, Knight- Order of the Garter (KG), Order of Australia (AK), Knight Grand Cross- Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG), Royal Victorian Order (GCVO), Knight Commander- Order of the British Empire (KBE), Privy Counsellor (PC), Queen's Counsel (QC)

Born
15 June 1923
England
Occupation
Govenor-General

Summary

Ninian Stephen served as the twentieth Governor-General of Australia from 29 July 1982 to 156 February 1989.

Stephen is the only Governor-General to have approved two double dissolutions - in 1983 and 1987.

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  • Double Dissolution

    Governor-General Sir Ninian Stephen was agent of the 1983 and 1987 double dissolutions