| Ben Chifley |
|Born||22 September 1885|
Bathurst, Colony of New South Wales
|Died||13 June 1951 (Age 65)|
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Joseph Benedict Chifley was an Australian politician who was the 16th prime minister of Australia from 1945 to 1949. He held office as the leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) from 1945, following the death of John Curtin on 5 July, until his own death in 1951.
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