James Scullin

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Rt Hon James Scullin
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9th Prime Minister of Australia
In office
22 October, 1929 – 6 January, 1932
Preceded byStanley Bruce
Succeeded byJoseph Lyons
Personal details
Born(1876-09-18)18 September 1876
Trawalla, Victoria
Died28 January 1953(1953-01-28) (aged 76)
Political partyLabor

James Henry Scullin (18 September 1876 – 28 January 1953) was the ninth Prime Minister of Australia from October 1929 until January 1932. He became Prime Minister two days before the Great Depression began. His government could not stop the effects of the Depression. His government suffered a big defeat at the December 1931 election. Scullin stayed as leader of the Labor Party but was again defeated at the 1934 election.

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