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Andrew Peacock

Australian politician

Andrew Sharp Peacock AC GCL (born 13 February 1939) is a former Australian politician and diplomat. He was leader of the Liberal Party (1983–1985 and 1989–1990). During his leadership, the party lost in the 1984 and 1990 elections.


Andrew Peacock

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Peacock in 1999
Leader of the Opposition
Elections: 1984, 1990
In office
9 May 1989 – 3 April 1990
Prime MinisterBob Hawke
DeputyFred Chaney
Preceded byJohn Howard
Succeeded byJohn Hewson
In office
11 March 1983 – 5 September 1985
Prime MinisterBob Hawke
DeputyJohn Howard
Preceded byBob Hawke
Succeeded byJohn Howard
Australian Ambassador to the United States
In office
2 February 1997 – 27 February 1999
Nominated byJohn Howard
Preceded byJohn McCarthy
Succeeded byMichael Thawley
Party leadership positions
Leader of the Liberal Party
In office
9 May 1989 – 3 April 1990
DeputyFred Chaney
Preceded byJohn Howard
Succeeded byJohn Hewson
In office
11 March 1983 – 5 September 1985
DeputyJohn Howard
Preceded byMalcolm Fraser
Succeeded byJohn Howard
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
In office
17 July 1987 – 9 May 1989
LeaderJohn Howard
Preceded byNeil Brown
Succeeded byFred Chaney
Cabinet posts
Minister for Industry and Commerce
In office
11 October 1982 – 11 March 1983
Prime MinisterMalcolm Fraser
Preceded byPhillip Lynch
Succeeded byJohn Button
Minister for Industrial Relations
In office
3 November 1980 – 16 April 1981
Prime MinisterMalcolm Fraser
Preceded byTony Street
Succeeded byIan Viner
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
12 November 1975 – 3 November 1980
Prime MinisterMalcolm Fraser
Preceded byDon Willesee
Succeeded byTony Street
Minister for the Environment
In office
12 November 1975 – 22 December 1975
Prime MinisterMalcolm Fraser
Preceded byJoe Berinson
Succeeded byIvor Greenwood
Minister for External Territories
In office
25 January 1972 – 5 December 1972
Prime MinisterWilliam McMahon
Preceded byCharles Barnes
Succeeded byGough Whitlam
Minister for Defence
Minister for the Army
In office
12 November 1969 – 10 March 1971
Prime MinisterJohn Gorton
William McMahon
Preceded byPhillip Lynch
Succeeded byBob Katter, Sr.
Constituency
Member of the Australian Parliament for Kooyong
In office
2 April 1966 – 19 November 1994
Preceded byRobert Menzies
Succeeded byPetro Georgiou
Personal details
Born
Andrew Sharp Peacock

(1939-02-13) 13 February 1939 (age 80)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)
Susan Rossiter
(m. 1963; div. 1978)

Margaret Ingram
(m. 1983; div. 1995)

Penne Korth
(m. 2002)
RelationsJohn Rossiter (father-in-law)
Children3; including Jane
ResidenceAustin, Texas, U.S.
EducationScotch College
Alma materUniversity of Melbourne

When John Howard became Prime Minister, he made Peacock the Australian Ambassador to the United States.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Cusack, Agnes (19 November 1999). "Peacock leaves Washington". AM. ABC Local Radio. Retrieved 16 November 2012.