Andrew Fisher

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Andrew Fisher
Date of birth29 August 1862
Date of death22 October 1928
WifeMargaret Fisher
PartyAustralian Labor Party
As Prime Minister
(Term 1)
From13 November 1908
To2 June 1909
SucceededAlfred Deakin
PrecededAlfred Deakin
(Term 2)
From29 April 1910
To24 June 1913
SucceededAlfred Deakin
PrecededJoseph Cook
(Term 3)
From17 September 1914
To27 October 1915
SucceededJoseph Cook
PrecededWilliam 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)

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