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Personal profile

John Winston HOWARD

Born:

26 July 1939, Dulwich Hill, Sydney

Education:

Canterbury Boys High (1952–56); University of Sydney (1957–61)

Employment:

solicitor

Marriage:

4 April 1971, St Peters Church, Watsons Bay, Sydney

Children:

Melanie (1974); Tim (1977); Richard (1980)

Honours:

Companion of the Order of Australia

Janette HOWARD (née PARKER)

Born:

1944

Memberships:

Liberal Party of Australia

Political profile

Terms as PM:

11 March 1996 – 3 December 2007

Terms as MP:

House of Representatives: 9 July 1974 – 12 December 2007 (Bennelong); Leader of the Opposition (September 1985 – May 1989 and January 1995 – March 1996)

Portfolios:

Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs: 22 December 1975 – 17 July 1977
Minister for Special Trade Negotiations: 17 July – 20 December 1977
Treasurer: 19 November 1977 – 11 March 1983

Political memberships:

Liberal Party of Australia (1954– )

Quiz facts

  • Australia’s 25th Prime Minister
  • 2nd prime minister to lose his seat
  • only Liberal Party prime minister educated in government schools
  • named after British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
  • entered parliament on the 74th anniversary of the enactment of Australia’s Constitution on 9 July 1900
  • active in Liberal Party politics from the age of 18
  • campaigned for the Conservative Party in Britain’s 1964 election

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