Gough Whitlam

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Birthday
11, 1916
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Oct 21, 2014 (98)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
11, 1916
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Oct 21, 2014 (98)

About

The 21st Australian Prime Minister from 1972 to 1975 who dealt with the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis. He notably instituted universal health care and fee-free university education and eliminated military conscription and criminal execution.

Before Fame

He played in a scene of The Broken Melody, while attending St. Paul's College.

Trivia

He became the first Prime Minister to be terminated during his term when Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismissed him in 1975.

Family Life

He married Australian swimmer Margaret Elaine Dovey, and had four children: Nicholas, Tony, Catherine, and Stephen,

Associated With

Entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch supported him during his 1949 labor campaign.