Doug Anthony

Australian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
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John Douglas Anthony (born 31 December 1929) is an Australian politician. He was leader of the National Party from 1971 to 1984, and Deputy Prime Minister from 1971 to 1972 and again from 1975 to 1983.

In 1981 Anthony was appointed a Companion of Honour (CH).[1] In 2003 he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).

Anthony was born in Murwillumbah in northern New South Wales.[2]


  1. "Anthony, John Douglas, Companion of Honour". It's an Honour. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  2. "John Douglas Anthony (1929– )". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 December 2004. Retrieved 22 January 2010.