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Charles Halton
Public servant

Charles Halton

Charles Halton
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Intro Public servant
Was Civil servant
From Australia England United Kingdom
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 4 March 1932, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Death 16 October 2013 (aged 81 years)
Star sign Pisces
Awards
Commander of the Order of the British Empire  
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Charles Christopher Halton CBE (4 March 1932 – 16 October 2013) was a senior Australian public servant.

Life and career

Charles Halton was born on 4 March 1932 in Yorkshire, Northern England.

As an engineer in England in the 1950s and 60s, Halton was associated with the development of the Concorde and the guidance system of the Bristol Bloodhound.

Gough Whitlam appointed Halton Secretary of the Department of Transport in 1973, and Halton and his family moved to Canberra from Canada where they had lived since 1969. The Halton family stayed in Canberra, with Charles Halton appointed to further senior positions in the Australian Public Service, as Secretary of the Department of Defence Support (198284), as Chairman leading a taskforce on Youth Allowance Administration (1984–85) and as Secretary of the Department of Communications (1986–87).

Awards

Charles Halton was honoured as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1983.

References and further reading

Government offices
Preceded by
Bob Lansdown
Secretary of the Department of Communications
1986 – 1987
Succeeded by
Peter Wilenski
New title
Department established
Secretary of the Department of Defence Support
1982 – 1984
Department abolished
Preceded by
Malcolm Macgregor Summers
Secretary of the Department of Transport
1973 – 1982
Succeeded by
Rae Taylor
Succeeded by
Collin Freeland
Preceded by
Don Anderson
Director-General of the Department of Civil Aviation
1973
Succeeded by
Himself
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