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Tim Fischer

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Fischer as deputy prime minister
10th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
In office
11 March 1996 – 20 July 1999
Prime Minister John Howard
Preceded by Kim Beazley
Succeeded by John Anderson
Leader of the National Party of Australia
Elections: 1993, 1996, 1998
In office
10 April 1990 – 20 July 1999
Deputy Bruce Lloyd
John Anderson
Preceded by Charles Blunt
Succeeded by John Anderson
Minister for Trade
In office
11 March 1996 – 20 July 1999
Prime Minister John Howard
Preceded by Bob McMullan
Succeeded by Mark Vaile
Australian Ambassador to the Holy See
In office
30 January 2009 – 20 January 2012
Nominated by Kevin Rudd
Preceded by Anne Plunkett
Succeeded by John McCarthy
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Farrer
In office
1 December 1984 – 8 October 2001
Preceded by Wal Fife
Succeeded by Sussan Ley
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Murray
In office
13 September 1980 – 18 October 1984
Preceded by Mary Meillon
Succeeded by Jim Small
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Sturt
In office
13 February 1971 – 12 August 1980
Preceded by New district
Succeeded by John Sullivan
Personal details
Born
Timothy Andrew Fischer

(1946-05-03)3 May 1946
Lockhart, New South Wales, Australia
Died 22 August 2019(2019-08-22) (aged 73)
East Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Political party National Party of Australia
Children 2
Military service
Allegiance Australia
Branch/service Australian Army
Years of service 1966–1969
Rank Second Lieutenant
Unit 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Service number 2784385

Timothy Andrew Fischer, AC (3 May 1946 – 22 August 2019) was an Australian politician and diplomat. He was leader of the National Party from 1990 to 1999. He was Deputy Prime Minister in the Howard Government from 1996 to 1999.

Fischer was born in Lockhart, New South Wales. He served with the Australian Army in the Vietnam War. In the 2005 Australia Day Honours Fischer was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).

In October 2018, Fischer was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. He died from the disease on 22 August 2019 at a cancer treatment center in East Albury, New South Wales at the age of 73.

Tim Fischer Portrait 2013
Fischer in 2013

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