Andrew Fisher

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Andrew Fisher
Date of birth 29 August 1862
Date of death 22 October 1928
Wife Margaret Fisher
Party Australian Labor Party
As Prime Minister
(Term 1)
From 13 November 1908
To 2 June 1909
Succeeded Alfred Deakin
Preceded Alfred Deakin
(Term 2)
From 29 April 1910
To 24 June 1913
Succeeded Alfred Deakin
Preceded Joseph Cook
(Term 3)
From 17 September 1914
To 27 October 1915
Succeeded Joseph Cook
Preceded William Hughes

The Rt. Hon. Andrew B. Fisher was the Prime Minister of Australia on three occasions in the first two decades of the 20th Century.

His first time as Prime Minister followed the resignation of the previous government. He resigned following a defeat in Parliament.

He regained the office following the 13 April 1910 election. He lost office at the following election, in June 1913.

He began his third stint in the job after winning the 5 September 1914 election. He resigned a year later due to ill health.

In January 1916, he succeeded George Reid as Australia's High Commissioner in London, and retired five years later.

Fisher's government introduced pensions for invalids and started the government-run Commonwealth Bank.


Australian Prime Ministers
Edmund Barton (1901)

Alfred Deakin (1903, 1905, and 1909)
John Watson (1904)
George Reid (1904)
Andrew Fisher (1908, 1910, and 1914)
Joseph Cook (1913)
William Hughes (1915)

Stanley Bruce (1923)

James Scullin (1929)
Joseph Lyons (1932)
Earle Page (1939)
Robert Menzies (1939 and 1949)
Arthur Fadden (1941)
John Curtin (1941)

Francis Forde (1945)

Joseph Chifley (1945)
Harold Holt (1966)
John McEwen (1967)
John Gorton (1968)
William McMahon (1971)
Gough Whitlam (1972)

Malcolm Fraser (1975)

Robert Hawke (1983)
Paul Keating (1991)
John Howard (1996)
Kevin Rudd (2007)