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Robert Hawke

1929-

Australian Politician

 

Robert Hawke received a bachelor's degree in law and economics from the University of Western Australia and a bachelor of letters degree from Oxford in 1955 as a Rhodes scholar.

Hawke became active in the Australian Council of Trade Unions, becoming its president in 1970. Ten years later, he became a member of Parliament, and in 1983 was elected the leader of the Labor Party.

That same year the Labor Party won the national elections and Hawke became Prime Minister.

Bibliography:

D'Alpuget, Blanche. Robert Hawke . 1983. Lansdowne Press Inc.