John Joseph Curtin

John Joseph Curtin

Creswick, Hepburn Shire, Victoria, Australia
Death 5 Jul 1945 (aged 60)
Capital Hill, Australian Capital Territory, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Burial Karrakatta, Nedlands City, Western Australia, Australia
Memorial ID 12199532 · View Source
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Australian Prime Minister. Becoming a member of Australia’s Labor Party, he gained skill in campaign methods, was the union secretary in 1911 and secretary of the Anti-Conscription League, in 1916. He was editor of the Westralian Worker, (1918-34), was a Australian delegate to the International Labor Conference in Geneva, in 1924 and elected several times to the Australian Parliament, in 1930s. In 1941, he was elected as a Labor Party candidate the 14th Prime Minister of Australia, serving until his death at age 60. While in office, he successfully led Australia through the period when the nation was directly affected by the threats of World War II and he is still regarded as one of the country's greatest prime ministers.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Joseph Curtin (8 Jan 1885–5 Jul 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12199532, citing Karrakatta Cemetery and Crematorium, Karrakatta, Nedlands City, Western Australia, Australia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .