Merv Everett

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Merv Everett
Senator for Tasmania
In office
18 May 1974 – 11 November 1975
Personal details
Born (1917-10-07)7 October 1917
Hobart, Tasmania
Died 21 October 1988(1988-10-21) (aged 71)
Political party Labor

Mervyn George "Merv" Everett (7 October 1917 – 21 October 1988[1]) was an Australian politician and judge.

Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Everett was educated at the University of Tasmania before becoming a barrister. In 1964, he was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly as the Labor member for Denison. He was Minister for Health 1964-1969, then Deputy Premier, Attorney-General and Minister for Environment, Racing and Gaming 1972-1974.

In 1974, Everett transferred to federal politics, winning a Tasmanian seat in the Australian Senate for the Labor Party. He was defeated in 1975.

After his retirement from politics, Everett returned to the law. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Tasmania by the Lowe government, serving from 7 November 1978 to 14 March 1984. He was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia by the Hawke Labor government, serving from 27 June 1984 to 4 October 1987. Everett is one of only six politicians to have served in both the Parliament of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia, alongside Nigel Bowen, Robert Ellicott, Tony Whitlam, John Reeves and Duncan Kerr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-24.