William George "Bill" Hayden (born 23 January 1933) is an Australian politician. He served as the 21st Governor-General of Australia, in office from 1989 to 1996. He had been leader of the Labor Party from 1977 to 1983, as well serving as a cabinet minister in the Whitlam and Hawke Governments.
|21st Governor-General of Australia|
16 February 1989 – 16 February 1996
|Prime Minister||Bob Hawke |
|Preceded by||Sir Ninian Stephen|
|Succeeded by||Sir William Deane|
|Leader of the Opposition|
22 December 1977 – 3 February 1983
|Prime Minister||Malcolm Fraser|
|Preceded by||Gough Whitlam|
|Succeeded by||Bob Hawke|
William George Hayden
23 January 1933
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Education||Brisbane State High School|
|Alma mater||University of Queensland|
(Queensland Police Service)
In early 1977, Hayden challenged Whitlam for the party leadership and was defeated by just two votes. He replaced Whitlam as Leader of the Opposition at the end of the year when Whitlam resigned as a result of Labor's defeat at the 1977 election. He was replaced by Bob Hawke in 1983.
- Paul Keating, 'The Hayden Oration 29 September 2017', University of Southern Queensland, Ipswich Campus, Queensland. A summary of Keating's remarks was carried in several major Australian newspapers, including in Mark Kenny, 'Bill Hayden, the most visionary PM we never had, says Paul Keating', The Age, 30 September 2017.
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