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Edmund Barton
Edmund Barton
8th President of Australia
In office:

January 26, 1910 - January 26, 1915

Preceded by: George Reid
Succeeded by: John Forrest
5th Prime Minister of Australia
In office:

April 10, 1901 - September 24, 1904

Preceded by: George Reid
Succeeded by: Alfred Deakin
High Court Justice
In office:

1904 - 1910

Preceded by: Unknown
Succeeded by: Unknown
Biography
Born:

January 18 1849, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales

Died January 7 1920, Hydro Majestic Hotel, Medlow Bath, New South Wales
Nationality: Australia
Political party:

None

Protectionist

Spouse:

Jane Mason Ross

Children: 6
Alma mater:

University of Sydney

Occupation: Politician, Lawyer
Religion: Anglicanism

Edmund Barton was an Australian politician who served as Prime Minister of Australia from 1901 - 1904 and later served as President from 1910 - 1915.

At the 1901 Federal election Barton led the Protectionists to a historic victory, ending 14 years of Free Trade rule. After 3 years in office Barton retired from the prime ministership to take up a position on the Australian High Court.

In 1909 he was elected President of Australia. Serving a full term in office, and through the first year of the first world war. He sought the Liberal Party nomination for another term in office in 1914, but was not selected. John Forrest instead became President.

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