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John Howard

John Howard
“John Winston Howard” was born on 26th July, 1939 at Earlwood, New South Wales in Australia. He was fourth son of Mona and Lyall Howard. They married in the year 1925. Stanley was born on 1926 he was john eldest brother and then later followed by Walter on 1929, after that Bob in 1936.
His father was a follower of Sir “Winston Churchill” and also sympathiser with the New Guard. Howard was grown up in the Sydney suburb of Earlwood. Until his mother gets married she was an employee. His father and his paternal grandfather are both veterans of the “First Australian Imperial Force (AIF)”, during in World War I.
They also had two petrol stations at the Dulwich Hill, as a boy Howard worked there. His father Lyall Howard was died in the year 1955 when he was sixteen years old. Later then his mother took everything to take care of john.
He completed his primary schooling at state schools of “Earlwood primary school” and then later he completed his high school in “Canterbury Boy’s High School”. He won a citizenship prize in the final year, which was presented by the local politician “Eric Willis”. Afterwards in his secondary schooling, he took part on cricket and rugby. Thus cricket became his life time hobby.
He also took part in the radio show hosted by Jack Davey in his final year; “Give it a Go Broadcast” on the commercial radio station 2GB. After he got a leaving certificate, he started studying of law at “University of Sydney”, in 1961 he graduated and afterwards he was practicing solicitor for twelve years.
In 1971 Howard get married with the liberal party member “Janette parker”. He had 3 children’s named as Melanie born on 1974, after that Tim born on 1977 and lastly Richard born in 1980. He was the 25th Prime minister of Australia during the period of 11th March 1996 to 3rd December 2007. He was the 2nd longest serving P.M, after Sir “Robert Menzies”.
25th Prime Minister of Australia
In office 11 March 1996�– 3 December 2007
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Sir William Deane Peter Hollingworth Michael Jeffery
Deputy Tim Fischer John Anderson Mark Vaile
Preceded by Paul Keating
Succeeded by Kevin Rudd
29th Treasurer of Australia
In office 19 November 1977�– 11 March 1983
Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser
Preceded by Phillip Lynch
Succeeded by Paul Keating
22nd Leader of the Opposition
In office 5 September 1985�– 9 May 1989
Deputy Neil Brown Andrew Peacock
Preceded by Andrew Peacock
Succeeded by Andrew Peacock
In office 30 January 1995�– 11 March 1996
Deputy Peter Costello
Preceded by Alexander Downer
Succeeded by Kim Beazley
2nd Chairperson-in-office of the Commonwealth of Nations
In office 2 March 2002�– 5 December 2003
Head Elizabeth II
Preceded by Thabo Mbeki
Succeeded by Olusegun Obasanjo
Member of the Australian Parliament for Bennelong
In office 18 May 1974�– 24 November 2007
Preceded by John Cramer
Succeeded by Maxine McKew
Personal details
Born 26 July 1939 (age�74) Earlwood, New South Wales, Australia
Political party Liberal Party
Other political affiliations Coalition
Spouse(s) Janette Parker
Children 3
Alma mater University of Sydney
Religion Anglicanism

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