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Bill Hayden

Personal data
Date of birth23 January 1933(age 84)
Political partyLabor
Alma materUniversity of Queensland
ProfessionPolitician
ReligionNone (Atheist)
21st Governor-General of Australia
In office16 February 1989 - 16 February 1996
MonarchElizabeth II
Succeeded bySir William Deane
Preceded bySir Ninian Stephen
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
In office11 March 1983 - 2 September 1988
Prime ministerBob Hawke
Succeeded byGareth Evans
Preceded byTony Street
Treasurer of Australia
In office6 June 1975 - 11 November 1975
Prime ministerGough Whitlam
Succeeded byPhillip Lynch
Preceded byJim Cairns
Minister for Social Security
In office19 December 1972 - 6 June 1975
Prime ministerGough Whitlam
Succeeded byJohn Wheeldon
Preceded byLance Barnard
In office9 December 1961 - 8 October 1988
Succeeded byLes Scott
Preceded byDonald Cameron

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William George "Bill" Hayden AC (born 23 January 1933) was the 21st Governor-General of Australia. Prior to this, he represented the Australian Labor Party in parliament; he was a minister in the government of Gough Whitlam, and later became Leader of the Opposition, narrowly losing the 1980 federal election to the Malcolm Fraser-led Liberal/National coalition.


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