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Linda Dessau

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Linda Dessau

29th Governor of Victoria
In office
1 July 2015 – 30 June 2023
MonarchElizabeth II
PremierDaniel Andrews
LieutenantMarilyn Warren (2015–2017)
Ken Lay (2017–present)
Preceded byAlex Chernov
Personal details
Born
Linda Marion Dessau

(1953-05-08) 8 May 1953 (age 71)
East Melbourne, Victoria
NationalityAustralian
Spouse(s)
Tony Howard (m. 1982)
Children2
ResidenceGovernment House, Melbourne
EducationSt Catherine's School, Toorak
University of Melbourne
ProfessionJurist, barrister
WebsiteGovernor of Victoria

Linda Marion Dessau AC CVO (born 8 May 1953[1]) is an Australian jurist and barrister who served as the 29th Governor of Victoria from 2015 to 2023.[2] She is the first female and the first Jewish holder of the office.

She was a judge of the Family Court of Australia from 1995 to 2013.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Welcomes" (PDF). Victorian Bar News. Spring 1995. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. White, Alex (1 July 2015). "Victoria's first female Governor Linda Dessau sworn in". Herald Sun. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  3. Justice Linda Dessau retires from the Family Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia, 21 June 2013.