John Herron

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Dr John Herron

John Herron, AO (1).jpg
Senator for Queensland
In office
1 July 1990 – 5 September 2002
Succeeded bySanto Santoro
Personal details
Born(1932-09-04)4 September 1932
Home Hill, Queensland
Died25 February 2019(2019-02-25) (aged 86)
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s)Jan Herron
Alma materUniversity of Queensland
OccupationMedical doctor

John Joseph Herron AO (4 September 1932 — 25 February 2019),[1][2] was an Australian politician, ambassador and surgeon.

Herron was a Liberal member of the Australian Senate from 1990 to 2002, representing Queensland. From 1996 to 2001 he was the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs. From 2002 to 2006 he was the Australian Ambassador to Ireland and the Holy See.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Biography for Herron, the Hon. John Joseph, Parlinfo – biographies, Parliament of Australia, retrieved 13 September 2009
  2. Ferguson, Richard. 2019. "Howard-Era Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Herron Dies at 86." The Australian, Feb 27, 2.
  3. Department of Foreign Affairs: [1] 28 February 2019.