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John Gorton

AKA John Grey Gorton

Born: 9-Sep-1911
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: 19-May-2002
Location of death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Melbourne General Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: Prime Minister of Australia, 1968-71

Military service: Royal Australian Air Force (pilot, 1940-44)

Father: John Rose Gorton (b. 1873, d. 1936)
Mother: Alice Sinn (via extramarital affair, d. tuberculosis)
Wife: Bettina Brown (m. 1935, div., d. 1983, two sons, one daughter)
Daughter: Joanna
Son: Michael
Son: Robin
Wife: Sonia Hopkins (m. 1965)
Wife: Nancy Home (m. 1993)

    High School: Church of England Grammar School, Sydney
    High School: Geelong Grammar School
    University: Brasenose College, Oxford University

    Australian Minister for Defence (1971)
    Prime Minister of Australia (10-Jan-1968 to 10-Mar-1971)
    Australian Minister Education (1961-68)
    Member of the Australian Parliament for Higgins (1968-75)
    Australian Minister Education and Science (1966-68)
    Australian Minister Works (1963-67)
    Australian Minister Interior (1963-64)
    Australian Minister for CSIRO (1962-63)
    Australian Minister Navy (1958-63)
    Australian Senate for Victoria (1950-68)
    Liberal Party (Australia) Leader (1968-71)
    Knighthood 1977
    Order of Australia 1988


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