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Kim Beazley

Australian politician, academic, diplomat, and viceroy

Kim Christian Beazley, AC (born 14 December 1948), is an Australian politician. He is the Governor of Western Australia since May 2018.


Kim Beazley

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33rd Governor of Western Australia
Assumed office
1 May 2018
MonarchElizabeth II
PremierMark McGowan
Preceded byKerry Sanderson
Australian Ambassador to the United States
In office
17 February 2010 – 22 January 2016
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Julia Gillard
Kevin Rudd
Tony Abbott
Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded byDennis Richardson
Succeeded byJoe Hockey
Leader of the Opposition
Elections: 1998, 2001
In office
28 January 2005 – 4 December 2006
Prime MinisterJohn Howard
DeputyJenny Macklin
Preceded byMark Latham
Succeeded byKevin Rudd
In office
19 March 1996 – 22 November 2001
Prime MinisterJohn Howard
DeputyGareth Evans
Simon Crean
Preceded byJohn Howard
Succeeded bySimon Crean
Leader of the Labor Party
In office
28 January 2005 – 4 December 2006
DeputyJenny Macklin
Preceded byMark Latham
Succeeded byKevin Rudd
In office
19 March 1996 – 22 November 2001
DeputyGareth Evans
Simon Crean
Preceded byPaul Keating
Succeeded bySimon Crean
9th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
In office
20 June 1995 – 11 March 1996
Prime MinisterPaul Keating
Preceded byBrian Howe
Succeeded byTim Fischer
Deputy Leader of the Labor Party
In office
20 June 1995 – 19 March 1996
LeaderPaul Keating
Preceded byBrian Howe
Succeeded byGareth Evans
Minister for Finance
In office
23 December 1993 – 11 March 1996
Prime MinisterPaul Keating
Preceded byRalph Willis
Succeeded byJohn Fahey
Minister for Employment, Education and Training
In office
27 December 1991 – 23 December 1993
Prime MinisterPaul Keating
Preceded byJohn Dawkins
Succeeded bySimon Crean
Minister for Transport and Communications
In office
4 April 1990 – 9 December 1991
Prime MinisterBob Hawke
Preceded byRalph Willis
Succeeded byJohn Kerin
Leader of the House
In office
15 February 1988 – 11 March 1996
Prime MinisterBob Hawke
Paul Keating
Preceded byMick Young
Succeeded byPeter Reith
Minister for Defence
In office
13 December 1984 – 4 April 1990
Prime MinisterBob Hawke
Preceded byGordon Scholes
Succeeded byRobert Ray
Minister for Aviation
In office
11 March 1983 – 13 December 1984
Prime MinisterBob Hawke
Preceded byWal Fife
Succeeded byPeter Morris
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Brand
In office
2 March 1996 – 17 October 2007
Preceded byWendy Fatin
Succeeded byGary Gray
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Swan
In office
18 October 1980 – 2 March 1996
Preceded byJohn Martyr
Succeeded byDon Randall
Personal details
Born
Kim Christian Beazley

(1948-12-14) 14 December 1948 (age 70)
Subiaco, Western Australia
Political partyLabor
Spouse(s)
Mary Ciccarelli
(m. 1974; div. 1988)

Susie Annus
(m. 1990)
Children3
ParentsKim Beazley Sr.
Betty Judge
EducationHollywood Senior High School
Alma materUniversity of Western Australia (B.A., M.A.)
Balliol College, Oxford (M.Phil.)
ProfessionAcademic
Politician
Diplomat

He was the deputy prime minister of Australia and leader of the Opposition. He worked for the Hawke and Keating Governments before later serving as Ambassador to the United States.

He is seen by political commentators as the "best Prime Minister Australia never had".[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Entertainment (2016-10-25). "Q&A recap: The best Prime Minister we never had, and why we never got him". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2017-03-02.