Paul Everingham

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Paul Everingham
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Northern Territory
In office
1 December 1984 – 5 June 1987
Preceded by John Reeves
Succeeded by Warren Snowdon
Personal details
Born (1943-02-04) 4 February 1943 (age 71)
Nationality Australian
Political party Country Liberal Party

Paul Anthony Edward Everingham AO (born 4 February 1943) was the head of government of the Northern Territory from 1977 to 1984, serving as the second and last Majority Leader (1977-1978) and the first Chief Minister of the Northern Territory from 1978 to 1984.

He was a member of the Country Liberal Party, representing the seat of Jingili in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. Just months after being first elected to the legislature, he was named leader of the CLP and Majority Leader after his predecessor, Goff Letts, was unexpectedly defeated in his own electorate. When the Territory was granted self-government in 1978, Everingham became Chief Minister with greatly expanded powers.

Details of his ministries are given in the following articles:

Following his resignation from the Chief Ministership and leadership of the CLP, Everingham entered the Australian House of Representatives as the member for the Division of Northern Territory from 1984 to 1987.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Goff Letts
Majority Leader of the Northern Territory
Succeeded by
Himself as Chief Minister
Preceded by
Himself as Majority Leader
Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
Succeeded by
Ian Tuxworth
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
John Reeves
Member for Northern Territory
Succeeded by
Warren Snowdon