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George Reid

Australian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Australia and 12th Premier of New South Wales

Sir George Houston Reid (25 February 1845 – 12 September 1918) was the fourth Prime Minister of Australia. He was the first Leader of the Opposition and leader of Free Trade Party. He moved to London after he retired and was elected to the House of Commons.

Rt.Hon Sir

George Reid
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Sir George Reid
4th Prime Minister of Australia
In office
18 August 1904 – 5 July 1905
Preceded byChris Watson
Succeeded byAlfred Deakin
ConstituencyEast Sydney (New South Wales)
12th Premier of New South Wales
In office
3 August 1894 – 3 September 1899
Preceded byGeorge Dibbs
Succeeded bySir William Lyne
Personal details
Born(1845-02-25)25 February 1845
Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died12 September 1918(1918-09-12) (aged 73)
Political partyFree Trade/Anti-Socialist

Reid was elected to the Australian Paliament in 1901 for the Division of East Sydney. He retired in 1910.

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