Ben Chifley

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Person.png Ben Chifley  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Born22 September 1885
Bathurst, Colony of New South Wales
Died13 June 1951 (Age 65)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Employment.png Prime Minister of Australia

In office
13 July 1945 - 19 December 1949
Succeeded byRobert Menzies

Employment.png Treasurer of Australia

In office
7 October 1941 - 18 December 1949

Employment.png Australia/Minister/Defence

In office
3 March 1931 - 6 January 1932

Employment.png Member of the Australian Parliament for Macquarie

In office
21 September 1940 - 13 June 1951

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.

In 1947, Chifley announced the government would initiate a nationalisation of the banks. This provoked massive opposition, and he was deposed in 1949.

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