Gough Whitlam

Gough Whitlam

Born: July 11, 1916

Nationality: Australian

Occupation: Statesman

Biography: Edward Gough Whitlam, AC, QC, known as Gough Whitlam, served as the 21st Prime Minister of Australia. Whitlam led the Australian Labor Party to power at the 1972 election and retained government at the 1974 election, before being dismissed by Governor-General Sir John Kerr at the climax of the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis.

Source/Notes: Quoted in Paul Kelly, 100 Years – The Australian Story (Allen & Unwin, ABC Books, NSW, 2001), p. 196

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