|Prime Minister of Australia|
June 13, 1951 - November 1951
|Foreign Minister of Australia|
1944 - 1951
|Leader of the Opposition|
1951 - 1960
|Preceded by:||Robert Menzies|
|Succeeded by:||Arthur Calwell|
April 30 1894, Maitland, New South Wales
|Died||November 2 1965, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory|
University of Sydney
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.