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Andrew Peacock

AC, GCL
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Peacock in 1999
Leader of the Opposition
Elections: 1984, 1990
In office
9 May 1989 – 3 April 1990
Prime Minister Bob Hawke
Deputy Fred Chaney
Preceded by John Howard
Succeeded by John Hewson
In office
11 March 1983 – 5 September 1985
Prime Minister Bob Hawke
Deputy John Howard
Preceded by Bob Hawke
Succeeded by John Howard
Australian Ambassador to the United States
In office
2 February 1997 – 27 February 1999
Nominated by John Howard
Preceded by John McCarthy
Succeeded by Michael Thawley
Personal details
Born
Andrew Sharp Peacock

13 February 1939 (1939-02-13) (age 81)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s)
Susan Rossiter
(m. 1963; div. 1978)

Margaret Ingram
(m. 1983; div. 1995)

Penne Korth
(m. 2002)
Relations John Rossiter (father-in-law)
Children 3; including Jane
Residence Austin, Texas, U.S.
Education Scotch College
Alma mater University of Melbourne

Andrew Sharp Peacock AC GCL (born 13 February 1939) is a former Australian politician and diplomat. He was leader of the Liberal Party (1983–1985 and 1989–1990). During his leadership, the party lost in the 1984 and 1990 elections.

When John Howard became Prime Minister, he made Peacock the Australian Ambassador to the United States.


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