Joseph Lyons

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Joseph Lyons
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10th Prime Minister of Australia
In office
6 January 1932 – 7 April 1939
Preceded byJames Scullin
Succeeded byEarle Page
26th Premier of Tasmania
In office
25 October 1923 – 15 June 1928
Preceded bySir Walter Lee
Succeeded byJohn McPhee
Personal details
Born(1879-09-15)September 15, 1879
Died7 April 1939(1939-04-07) (aged 59)
Political partyUnited Australia Party
Other political
affiliations
Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s)Enid Lyons

Joseph Aloysius Lyons (15 September 1879 - 7 April 1939) was the tenth Prime Minister of Australia. He was Premier of Tasmania in the 1920s. He was from the Labor party. In 1931 he took his supporters and joined the other side. He started a new party called the United Australia Party. In January 1932 his new party won the elections. Lyons was the first Prime Minister to die while in office.

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