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Jack Lang
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23rd Premier of New South Wales
Elections: 1925, 1930
In office
4 November 1930 – 13 May 1932
Monarch George V
Governor Philip Game
Preceded by Thomas Bavin
Succeeded by Bertram Stevens
In office
17 June 1925 – 18 October 1927
Monarch George V
Governor Dudley de Chair
Preceded by George Fuller
Succeeded by Thomas Bavin
Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Auburn
In office
8 October 1927 – 15 August 1946
Preceded by Electorate established
Succeeded by Chris Lang
Personal details
Born (1876-12-21)21 December 1876
Brickfield Hill, New South Wales Colony, British Empire
Died 27 September 1975(1975-09-27) (aged 98)
Auburn, New South Wales, Australia
Resting place Rookwood Cemetery
Political party
Spouse(s)
Hilda Amelia Bredt
(m. 1895; died 1964)

John Thomas Lang (21 December 1876 – 27 September 1975), usually referred to as J. T. Lang during his career and familiarly known as "Jack" and nicknamed "The Big Fella", was an Australian politician who twice served as the 23rd Premier of New South Wales from 1925 to 1927 and again from 1930 to 1932. He was dismissed by the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Philip Game, at the climax of the 1932 constitutional crisis and resoundingly lost the resulting election and subsequent elections as Leader of the Opposition. He later formed Lang Labor and was briefly a member of the Australian House of Representatives.

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