Alan Eggleston

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Alan Eggleston
Senator for Western Australia
In office
1 July 1996 – 30 June 2014
Personal details
Born (1941-12-30) 30 December 1941 (age 81)
Busselton, Western Australia, Australia
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
Height127 cm (4 ft 2 in)
ResidenceWestern Australia
Alma materUniversity of Western Australia and Murdoch University
ProfessionMedical doctor

Alan Eggleston (born 30 December 1941) is an Australian former politician who served as a Liberal member of the Australian Senate from 1996 to 2014 representing Western Australia.


Early career[edit]

He was born in Busselton, Western Australia, and was educated at the University of Western Australia, where he studied medicine, and at Murdoch University, where he graduated in arts.

Professional career[edit]

He was a medical practitioner in Port Hedland, Western Australia, serving from 1974 until 1996. He was a councillor in Port Hedland serving from 1988 until 1996 and mayor serving from 1993 until 1996. He was a member of the Pilbara Development Commission from 1994 until 1996.

Personal life[edit]

He has achondroplasia, a common cause of dwarfism.[1] He retired from all of his other political jobs to be a senator. On 9 April 2012, Eggleston announced that he would not be standing in the 2013 Australian federal election, and would retire at the end of his term in 2014.[2]


  1. ^ "Who are you? Alan Eggleston". ABC Local. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Libs search for new senators". The West Australian. 10 April 2012.

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