Edmund Barton

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Edmund Barton
Succeeded by Alfred Deakin
Term of office
24 September 1903 - 27 April 1904
Born 18 January 1846
Glebe, New South Wales
Died 7 January 1920
Spouse Jean Barton

The Rt Hon. Sir Edmund Barton was the first Prime Minister of Australia, and had been in politics in the New South Wales colonial parliament and involved with the Federal Convention which led to the federation of the Australian colonies.

Barton also led a delegation to London to oversee the passage of the Constitution Bill through the British Parliament, which became Australia's constitution.

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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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