- Gordon Chalk
Sir Gordon Chalk KBE 30th Premier of Queensland In office
1 August 1968 – 8 August 1968
Preceded by Jack Pizzey Succeeded by Joh Bjelke-Petersen Personal details Born 16 May 1913
Rosewood, Queensland, Australia
Died 26 April 1991(aged 77) Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Sir Gordon William Wesley Chalk, KBE (16 May 1913 – 26 April 1991) was Premier of Queensland for a week, from 1 to 8 August 1968. He was the first, and only, Queensland Premier from the modern Liberal Party of Australia.
On 23 December 1965, Chalk succeeded Sir Alan Munro as Leader of the Queensland Liberal Party, Deputy Premier and Treasurer in a coalition government with the Country Party led by Frank Nicklin. He continued in these roles when Jack Pizzey succeeded Nicklin as Premier on 17 January 1968. Following the sudden death of Pizzey on 31 July 1968, the Governor Sir Alan Mansfield swore in Chalk as Premier on 1 August, pending the Country Party electing a new leader. They chose Joh Bjelke-Petersen, who succeeded Chalk after a week in office.
Chalk continued as Treasurer and Leader of the Liberal Party until his resignation from parliament in 1976.
- 1947–1950 East Toowoomba for the Queensland People's Party and the Liberal Party
- 1950–1976 Lockyer for the Liberal Party (resigned)
- Minister for Transport 12 August 1957 – 23 December 1965
- Treasurer 23 December 1965 – 13 August 1976
- Premier 1 August 1968 – 8 August 1968
Sir Gordon Chalk's name has been selected by the Liberal National Party of Queensland for its Networking Events - known as 'The Gordon Chalk Society'. Details at www.gordonchalksociety.org.
Parliament of Queensland Preceded by
Member for East Toowoomba
Member for Lockyer
Political offices Preceded by
Parliamentary Leader of the Liberal Party in Queensland
Premier of Queensland
Deputy Premier of Queensland
Treasurer of Queensland
Minister for Transport
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