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Jenny Shipley

Shipley (centre) with United States President Bill Clinton, September 15, 1999
Personal data
Date of birth4 February 1952(age 64)
Place of birthGore, New Zealand
Political partyNational Party
SpouseBurton Shipley (1972 present)
ChildrenTwo
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionPresbyterianism
36th Prime Minister of New Zealand
In office8 December 1997 - 5 December 1999
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor generalMichael Hardie Boys
DeputyWinston Peters
Wyatt Creech
Succeeded byHelen Clark
Preceded byJim Bolger
28th Leader of the Opposition
In office5 December 1999 - 8 October 2001
Succeeded byBill English
Preceded byHelen Clark
In office27 October 1990 - 27 July 2002
Succeeded byBrian Connell
Preceded byConstituency established
In office15 August 1987 - 27 October 1990
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Preceded byRob Talbot

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Dame Jenny Shipley, DNZM (born 4 February 1952), served as the 36th Prime Minister of New Zealand from December 1997 to December 1999, the first woman to hold this office and the first, and to date only, woman to serve as parliamentary leader of the National Party of New Zealand.


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