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|President of Australia|
January 26, 1994 - January 26, 1999
|Prime Minister of Australia|
1983 - 1984
|Preceded by:||Malcolm Fraser|
|Succeeded by:||Bob Hawke|
|Foreign Minister of Australia|
1975 - 1981
|Preceded by:||Don Willesee|
|Succeeded by:||Tony Street|
February 13 1939, Melbourne, Victoria
University of Melbourne
|Religion:||Non denominational Christian|
Andrew Peacock is an Australian politician who served briefly as Prime Minister (1983 - 1984). He later served as leader of the National Party in opposition before serving as President of Australia (1994 - 1999).
He served as Army Minister under William McMahon, and when the Nationals went into oppsition in 1972 became a leading member of the frontbench team.
When Malcolm Fraser became Prime Minister following the 1975 constitutional crisis, Peacock became Foreign Minister. In 1983 he challenged Fraser for the party leadership, winning by a single vote.
His brief government was ravaged by infighting, and his leadership being undermined by his treasurer John Howard. The National Party was defeated in a landslide at the 1984 federal election, however Peacock remained leader of the Nationals in opposition until he was ousted by Howard in 1985.
He served as Foregin Minister again during the first 3 years of the Howard government, before resigning to become the National party's presidential nominee.