John Grey Gorton

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Birthday
9, 1911
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
May 19, 2002 (90)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1911
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
May 19, 2002 (90)

About

Australian politician and Senator who was the 19th Prime Minister of Australia from 1968 to 1971. His tenure was a stormy one in which he had a combative relationship with the press, who often portrayed him as an incompetent ladies man.

Before Fame

He served in the Royal Australian Air Force during World War Two where he sustained dramatic facial injuries.

Trivia

He is the only Australian Senator to have ever been elected Prime Minister.

Family Life

He had a very close relationship with his wife, Bettina Gorton, and they had three children: Joanna, Michael, and Robin. He married Nancy Home in 1993, ten years after Bettina's death.

Associated With

In his youth, he attended grammar school with Errol Flynn.