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Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC, CVO, MBE is a former Governor of South Australia and a former Australian athlete. She finished her sporting career with two Olympic and seven Commonwealth Games Gold Medals, six individual world records and every Australian State and National title she contested from 1950–1954.

The Honourable

AC, CVO, MBE
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Marjorie Jackson-Nelson in 2007
33rd Governor of South Australia
In office
3 November 2001 – 8 August 2007
Monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Premier Rob Kerin
Mike Rann
Preceded by Sir Eric Neal
Succeeded by Kevin Scarce
Personal details
Born (1931-09-13) 13 September 1931 (age 85)
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Spouse(s) Peter Nelson
Residence Marion, South Australia
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Jackson at a club meeting in Sydney on 12 January 1952
Personal information
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m – 11.4 (1952)
200 m – 23.59 (1952)

Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC, CVO, MBE (born 13 September 1931) is a former Governor of South Australia and a former Australian athlete. She finished her sporting career with two Olympic and seven Commonwealth Games Gold Medals, six individual world records and every Australian State and National title she contested from 1950–1954.

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