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Francis Michael Forde

  • Birth 18 Jul 1890 Mitchell, Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia
  • Death 28 Jan 1983 Brisbane, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia
  • Burial Brisbane, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia
  • Plot Portion 22 - 45 - 18
  • Memorial ID 11088871

Australian Prime Minister. Born in Mitchell, Queensland, he worked as a telegrapher, joined the Labor Party and begin serving in the Parliament in 1917. In 1941 he was named Minister of Defense and was instrumental in thwarting the Japanese attempt to invade Australia. Twice while serving in the Cabinet he was acting Prime Minister when John Curtin was ill or traveling abroad. In 1945 he was sent to San Francisco as a representative of Australia to help in the formation of the United Nations. On July 5, 1945 Curtin died and he was named Prime Minister the next day. However, he held the position for only eight days because Ben Chifley challenged and won the seat. He was Chifley's Deputy Prime Minister for two years before leaving to become Australia's High Commissioner to Canada. He died at age ninety-two.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Michael Forde (18 Jul 1890–28 Jan 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11088871, citing Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .