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H.V. Evatt
220px-EvattALP
Prime Minister of Australia
In office:

June 13, 1951 - November 1951

Preceded by:

Ben Chifley

Succeeded by:

Robert Menzies

Foreign Minister of Australia
In office:

1944 - 1951

Preceded by: Unknown
Succeeded by: Unknown
Leader of the Opposition
In office:

1951 - 1960

Preceded by: Robert Menzies
Succeeded by: Arthur Calwell
Biography
Born:

April 30 1894, Maitland, New South Wales

Died November 2 1965, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Nationality: Australian
Political party:

Labor

Spouse:

Mary Sheffer

Children: 2
Alma mater:

University of Sydney

Occupation: Politician, Lawyer
Religion: Christian

Herbert Vere Evatt was an Australian Politician who served as Prime Minister of Australia (1951). He also served as Foreign Minister and Attorney General (1944 - 1951).

He became Prime Minister following the death of Ben Chifley, but the Labor government was defeated at the November election.

He led Labor in opposition for the next nine years, but was defeated by Menzies at the 1954, 1955 and 1958 elections.

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