Donald Burleigh, 1st Earl Burleigh

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The Right Honourable

The Earl Burleigh
Prime Minister of New Ingerland
In office
29 April 1932 – 27 January 1946
Monarch Earnest V (1932-38)
Arthur V (1938-46)
Preceded by William Burdett
Succeeded by Peter Wright
Personal details
Born 2 May 1879
Tatham, ILUN
Died 4 September 1971(1971-09-04) (aged 92)
Lunenborough, ILUN
Political party      Country Party (1920-1935)
     National Party (1935-1971
Occupation Cattle grazier
Religion Christian (Ingerian)

The Right Honourable Sir Donald Albert Burleigh, 1st Earl Bureligh GK KGCM EC (2 May 1879 – 4 September 1971) was a prominent Country Party (and later National Party) politician of the inter-war period. A dominant and indefatigable figure of his era, Burleigh is to date the longest serving Prime Minister of New Ingerland, occupying the post from his election victory in 1932, until his retirement some fourteen years later.

Titles, styles, honours, and arms

Titles and styles

  • The Rt Hon The Earl Burleigh GK KGCM EC (1960-71)
  • The Rt Hon The Earl Burleigh KGCM EC (1954-60)
  • The Rt Hon Sir Donald Burleigh KGCM EC (1948-54)
  • The Rt Hon Sir Donald Burleigh EC (1946-48)
  • The Rt Hon Sir Donald Burleigh EC MHA (1942-46)
  • The Rt Hon Donald Burleigh EC MHA (1932-42)
  • Mr Donald Burleigh MHA (1920-32)
  • Mr Donald Burleigh (1879-1920)



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Parliament of New Ingerland
Preceded by
Richard Irvine
MHA for the Electoral district of Codrington
1920 – 1946
Succeeded by
William Jones
Political offices
Preceded by
William Burdett
Prime Minister of New Ingerland
1932– 1946
Succeeded by
Peter Wright
President of the Executive Council
Keeper of the Great Seal of New Ingerland
Party political offices
Preceded by
Charles Sexton-Dayle
Leader of the Country Party
Party dissolved
Party established
Leader of the National Party
Succeeded by
Peter Wright
Peerage of New Ingerland
New title Earl Burleigh
Succeeded by
John Burleigh