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About Gough Whitlam
Gough Whitlam made history in 1972 when he helped the Australian Labor Party to victory after 23 years in opposition. That year, he was elected as the country’s Prime Minister and served in that position until 1975. He’s credited for introducing a number of social intervention programs including free education at the university level, and total healthcare service.
He began his political career in the early 1950s when he was elected as a member of the Australian House of Representatives. Between 1972 and 1973, he served as the country’s Foreign Minister.
- Martha Maddocks (mother)
- Fred Whitlam (father)
- Freda Leslie Whitlam
- Margaret Dovey (married until her death in 2012)
He attended a number of schools including Knox Grammar School, Mowbray House School and Canberra Grammar School. At age 18, he was enrolled at University of Sydney’s St Paul's College.
His tenure as the Prime Minister was cut short by Sir John Kerr, then Governor-General during the Australian constitutional problem in 1975.During the Second World War he was a member of the much-respected Royal Australian Air Force.
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F.A.Q. about Gough Whitlam
When is his birthday?
Gough Whitlam's birthday is on July 11, 1916.
In how many days is his birthday?
Gough's birthday is in 348 days
How old was Gough when he died?
He was 98 years old.
When did he die?
He died in October 21, 2014.
How old would he be today?
Gough Whitlam would be 105 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Gough from?
He was born in Kew, Melbourne, Australia.
What was Gough Whitlam's height?
He was 6′ 4″ (1.94m) tall.
Gough Whitlam's Popularity
Gough Whitlam was a famous Australian Prime Minister, who was born on July 11, 1916. As a person born on this date, Gough Whitlam is listed in our database as the 39th most popular celebrity for the day (July 11) and the 19th most popular for the year (1916).
People born on July 11 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Gough Whitlam is the 1485th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Gough Whitlam's birthday, Gough Whitlam is the 286th most famous Australian.
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