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Baden Teague

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Baden Teague
Senator for South Australia
In office
1 July 1978 – 30 June 1996
Personal details
Born (1944-09-18) 18 September 1944 (age 79)
Adelaide, South Australia
Political partyLiberal
ChildrenJosh Teague

Baden Chapman Teague (born 18 September 1944)[1] served as a Liberal Senator for South Australia from 1977 until his retirement in 1996.[2]

Born in Adelaide,[1] Teague was educated at St. Peter’s College,[3] the University of Adelaide and Cambridge University, where he gained a Ph.D.[4] He was employed as a university lecturer until he entered the Senate in 1977.[2] Teague narrowly won the final South Australian Senate position from the then newly formed Australian Democrats after preferences from the Australia Party flowed to Teague ahead of the Democrats. Observers with a sense of irony would have noted that many Australian Democrats, including lead Democrat Senate candidate Ian Gilfillan, were former Australia Party members and the Democrats had initially expected Australia Party preferences.

During his Senate term, Teague introduced a private members bill to change the system of government in Australia from a Constitutional Monarchy to a Republic.[2]

Following his retirement from politics, Teague served as the South Australian Chairman of the Australian Republican Movement, and was elected as a delegate to the Australian Republic Convention.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Biography for TEAGUE, Baden Chapman". Parliament of Australia. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Fort, Carol (2017). "Teague, Baden Chapman (1944– )". The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  3. ^ Thornton, Katharine, "The Message of its Walls & Fields: A History of St Peter's College, 1847-2009", Wakefield Press, 2010.
  4. ^ Ozolins, U. (1993), The politics of language in Australia, p. 215, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 0-521-41794-5
  5. ^ "Constitutional convention Delegate List". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010.