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Kim Beazley

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33rd Governor of Western Australia
Assumed office
1 May 2018
Monarch Elizabeth II
Premier Mark McGowan
Preceded by Kerry Sanderson
Australian Ambassador to the United States
In office
17 February 2010 – 22 January 2016
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Julia Gillard
Kevin Rudd
Tony Abbott
Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Dennis Richardson
Succeeded by Joe Hockey
Leader of the Opposition
Elections: 1998, 2001
In office
28 January 2005 – 4 December 2006
Prime Minister John Howard
Deputy Jenny Macklin
Preceded by Mark Latham
Succeeded by Kevin Rudd
In office
19 March 1996 – 22 November 2001
Prime Minister John Howard
Deputy Gareth Evans
Simon Crean
Preceded by John Howard
Succeeded by Simon Crean
Leader of the Labor Party
In office
28 January 2005 – 4 December 2006
Deputy Jenny Macklin
Preceded by Mark Latham
Succeeded by Kevin Rudd
In office
19 March 1996 – 22 November 2001
Deputy Gareth Evans
Simon Crean
Preceded by Paul Keating
Succeeded by Simon Crean
9th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
In office
20 June 1995 – 11 March 1996
Prime Minister Paul Keating
Preceded by Brian Howe
Succeeded by Tim Fischer
Deputy Leader of the Labor Party
In office
20 June 1995 – 19 March 1996
Leader Paul Keating
Preceded by Brian Howe
Succeeded by Gareth Evans
Minister for Finance
In office
23 December 1993 – 11 March 1996
Prime Minister Paul Keating
Preceded by Ralph Willis
Succeeded by John Fahey
Minister for Employment, Education and Training
In office
27 December 1991 – 23 December 1993
Prime Minister Paul Keating
Preceded by John Dawkins
Succeeded by Simon Crean
Minister for Transport and Communications
In office
4 April 1990 – 9 December 1991
Prime Minister Bob Hawke
Preceded by Ralph Willis
Succeeded by John Kerin
Leader of the House
In office
15 February 1988 – 11 March 1996
Prime Minister Bob Hawke
Paul Keating
Preceded by Mick Young
Succeeded by Peter Reith
Minister for Defence
In office
13 December 1984 – 4 April 1990
Prime Minister Bob Hawke
Preceded by Gordon Scholes
Succeeded by Robert Ray
Minister for Aviation
In office
11 March 1983 – 13 December 1984
Prime Minister Bob Hawke
Preceded by Wal Fife
Succeeded by Peter Morris
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Brand
In office
2 March 1996 – 17 October 2007
Preceded by Wendy Fatin
Succeeded by Gary Gray
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Swan
In office
18 October 1980 – 2 March 1996
Preceded by John Martyr
Succeeded by Don Randall
Personal details
Born
Kim Christian Beazley

14 December 1948 (1948-12-14) (age 71)
Subiaco, Western Australia
Political party Labor
Spouse(s)
Mary Ciccarelli
(m. 1974; div. 1988)

Susie Annus
(m. 1990)
Children 3
Parents Kim Beazley Sr.
Betty Judge
Education Hollywood Senior High School
Alma mater University of Western Australia (B.A., M.A.)
Balliol College, Oxford (M.Phil.)
Profession Academic
Politician
Diplomat

Kim Christian Beazley, AC (born 14 December 1948), is an Australian politician. He is the Governor of Western Australia since May 2018.

He was the deputy prime minister of Australia and leader of the Opposition. He worked for the Hawke and Keating Governments before later serving as Ambassador to the United States.

He is seen by political commentators as the "best Prime Minister Australia never had".


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