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Sir Ninian Stephen
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20th Governor-General of Australia
In office
29 July 1982 – 16 February 1989
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser
Bob Hawke
Preceded by Sir Zelman Cowen
Succeeded by Bill Hayden
Justice of the High Court of Australia
In office
1 March 1972 – 11 May 1982
Nominated by William McMahon
Preceded by Sir Victor Windeyer
Succeeded by Sir William Deane
Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria
In office
30 June 1970 – 29 February 1972
Personal details
Born (1923-06-15)15 June 1923
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Died 29 October 2017(2017-10-29) (aged 94)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Spouse(s) Valerie Sinclair (1949–2017)
Children 5
Profession Barrister, Judge
Military service
Allegiance Australia
Branch/service Australian Army
Years of service 1942–1946
Rank Lieutenant

Sir Ninian Martin Stephen, (15 June 1923 – 29 October 2017) was an Australian jurist, civil servant, and politician. He served as the 20th Governor-General of Australia and as a Justice in the High Court of Australia.

Stephen died in Melbourne on 29 October 2017, aged 94.

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