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The Right Honourable
Harold Holt
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17th Prime Minister of Australia
Elections: 1966
In office
26 January 1966 â€“ 17 December 1967
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor-General Lord Casey
Deputy John McEwen
Preceded by Sir Robert Menzies
Succeeded by John McEwen
Treasurer of Australia
In office
22 November 1958 â€“ 26 January 1966
Prime Minister Robert Menzies
Preceded by Sir Arthur Fadden
Succeeded by William McMahon
Minister for Labour and National Service
In office
19 December 1949 â€“ 10 December 1958
Prime Minister Robert Menzies
Preceded by Jack Holloway
Succeeded by William McMahon
In office
28 October 1940 â€“ 7 October 1941
Prime Minister Robert Menzies
Arthur Fadden
Preceded by Position Created
Succeeded by Eddie Ward
Minister for Immigration
In office
19 December 1949 â€“ 24 October 1956
Prime Minister Robert Menzies
Preceded by Arthur Calwell
Succeeded by Athol Townley
Minister in charge of Scientific and Industrial Research
In office
28 October 1940 â€“ 28 August 1941
Prime Minister Robert Menzies
Preceded by Herbert Collett
Succeeded by No Immediate Successor
Leader of the Liberal Party
In office
26 January 1966 â€“ 17 December 1967
Deputy William McMahon
Preceded by Robert Menzies
Succeeded by John Gorton
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
In office
September 1956 â€“ 26 January 1966
Leader Robert Menzies
Preceded by Eric Harrison
Succeeded by William McMahon
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Higgins
In office
10 December 1949 â€“ 17 December 1967
Preceded by New division
Succeeded by John Gorton
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Fawkner
In office
17 August 1935 â€“ 10 December 1949
Preceded by George Maxwell
Succeeded by Bill Bourke
Personal details
Born (1908-08-05)5 August 1908
Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia
Died 17 December 1967(1967-12-17) (aged 59)
presumably Point Nepean, Victoria, Australia
Political party Liberal Party of Australia (after 1945)
United Australia Party (before 1945)
Spouse(s) Zara Holt
Children 3
Education Wesley College, Melbourne
University of Melbourne

Australians were unique due to our corals, our apples, our gum trees and our kangaroos.
Harold Edward Holt
The marshalling of those resources in order to obtain the maximum war effort for Australia, and a maximum degree of help and cooperation for Great Britain and the sister Dominions, is the primary objective of the new Department.
Harold Edward Holt