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Baird, John Lawrence

Born: 1874 AD
Died: 1941 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Governor General, Politician

1874 – Born on the 27th of April in London.

1894 – Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford but he stopped and not finished his studies there.

1896 – Joined the diplomatic service and was stationed at Vienna, Cairo, in Abysinia, and at Paris and Buenos Aires.

1905 – Married Lady Ethel Keith-Falconer.

1912 – Elected to the House of Commons for Rugby, as a Conservative

1915 – Joined the Intelligence Corps in France and was awarded the D.S.O.

1922-1924 – Minister for Transport in the governments of Andrew Bonar Law and Stanley Baldwin.

1925 – Appointed Governor-General of Australia.

1927 – Opened the first meeting of the Australian Parliament in the newly built Parliament House in Canberra.

1929 – He was defeated on the floor of the House of Representatives.

1941 – John Baird died in Scotland after a short illness on 20th of August.