John McEwen

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Rt. Hon. Sir John McEwen
18th Prime Minister of Australia
In office
19 December 1967 – 10 January 1968
Preceded by Harold Holt
Succeeded by John Gorton
Personal details
Born 29 March 1900(1900-03-29)
Chiltern, Victoria, Australia
Died 20 November 1980(1980-11-20) (aged 80)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Political party Country

Sir John McEwen (29 March 1900 – 20 November 1980) was the 18th Prime Minister of Australia. He was leader of the Country Party when Harold Holt disappeared in 1967, and so was appointed Prime Minister until the Liberal Party elected a new leader. The Party elected John Gorton as the leader, and Gorton took over as Prime Minister on 10 January 1968. McEwen then served as Deputy Prime Minister until 1971.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. C. J. Lloyd, 'McEwen, Sir John (1900–1980)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol. 15, Melbourne University Press, 2000, pp 205–208
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