| The Honourable |
Sir Gordon Chalk
Gordon Chalk, 1950
|30th Premier of Queensland|
1 August 1968 –8 August 1968
|Preceded by||Jack Pizzey|
|Succeeded by||Joh Bjelke-Petersen|
|35th Treasurer of Queensland|
23 December 1965 –13 August 1976
|Preceded by||Thomas Hiley|
|Succeeded by||William Knox|
|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly |
for East Toowoomba
3 May 1947 –29 April 1950
|Preceded by||Les Wood|
|Succeeded by||Seat abolished|
|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly |
29 April 1950 –12 August 1976
|Preceded by||New seat|
|Succeeded by||Tony Bourke|
|Born||16 May 1913|
Rosewood, Queensland, Australia
|Died|| 26 April 1991 77) (aged|
|Political party||Liberal Party|
|Spouse(s)||Ellen Clare Grant (1937–1991)|
|Occupation||Sales Representative, Newspaper employee|
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 post-war Liberal Party.
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| Member for East Toowoomba |
| Member for Lockyer |
| Parliamentary Leader of the Liberal Party in Queensland |
| Premier of Queensland |
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