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Baird, John Lawrence (1st Baron Stonehaven)

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Born: 1874 AD
Died: 1941 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Governor General, Politician

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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.

 

 


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