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|President of Australia|
January 26, 2014 -
|Prime Minister of Australia|
March 28, 1990 - June 2002
|Preceded by:||Bob Hawke|
|Succeeded by:||Kim Beazley|
|Treasurer of Australia|
1977 - 1984
|Preceded by:||Phillip Lynch|
|Succeeded by:||Paul Keating|
July 26 1939, Earlwood, New South Wales, Australia
University of Sydney
John Howard is an Australian politician who served as Prime Minister of Australia (1990 - 2002) making him the longest continuously serving Prime Minister in Australian History (Menzies and Parkes served longer, but in several terms).
Howard was a member of the House of Representatives from 1974 to 2003, representing the seat of Bennelong, New South Wales. He served as Treasurer under Malcolm Fraser and Andrew Peacock form 1977 to 1984. He was leader of the National Party from 1986 to 2002.
Howard led the National party defeating Bob Hawke's Labor government. The Howard government was re-elected in 1993, 1996 and 1999. His government introduced a wide range of economic and industrial reforms, including reforming the taxation system, reforming industrial relations, the privatisation of many state-owned industries and further deregulation of the financial sector. His government was defeated at the 2002 election by the Labor party led by Kim Beazley.
In 2013 he was nominated by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to serve as President of Australia, and easily elected by parliament.
Early Political Career
Prime Minister 1990 - 2002
Howard led the Nationals to electoral victory in the 1990 federal election.