John Gorton

1911 - 2002

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Sir John Grey Gorton (9 September 1911 – 19 May 2002) was the nineteenth Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1968 to 1971. He led the Liberal Party during that time, having previously been a long-serving government minister. Gorton was born out of wedlock and had a turbulent childhood. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Gorton has received more than 370,981 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). John Gorton is the 13,726th most popular politician (down from 12,792nd in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from New Zealand (up from 249th in 2019) and the 12th most popular New Zealander Politician.

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Among politicians, John Gorton ranks 13,726 out of 15,710Before him are Frank Church, Charles Tupper, Aigars Kalvītis, Bernd Lucke, Jhala Nath Khanal, and Henry Puna. After him are Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah, Bob Avakian, Eugenia Charles, Rashid Nurgaliyev, Marianne Thyssen, and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.

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Among people born in 1911, John Gorton ranks 277Before him are Philibert Smellinckx, Dudley Senanayake, Garrett Birkhoff, Ann Dvorak, Ruth Hussey, and Ellsworth Vines. After him are Stephen McNally, Ann Doran, Näcip Cihanov, Mitch Miller, Clare Hollingworth, and Harry Golombek. Among people deceased in 2002, John Gorton ranks 250Before him are Sam Snead, Signe Hasso, Mustafa Mansour, Pauline Chan Bo-Lin, Sergei Bodrov Jr., and Harry Hay. After him are Alex Hannum, Jerome Biffle, Desmond Hoyte, Davey Boy Smith, Ward Kimball, and Mary Brian.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, John Gorton ranks 71 out of 206Before him are Andrew Adamson (1966), Keith Park (1892), David Lange (1942), Peter Hambleton (1960), Lawrence Makoare (1968), and Jack Lovelock (1910). After him are Vaughan Jones (1952), Graeme Revell (1955), Zoë Bell (1978), Walter Buller (1838), Onny Parun (1947), and Richard Pearse (1877).

Among POLITICIANS In New Zealand

Among politicians born in New Zealand, John Gorton ranks 12Before him are Wallace Fard Muhammad (null), Jean Batten (1909), John Key (1961), Bill English (1961), Te Atairangikaahu (1931), and David Lange (1942). After him are Bill Pickering (1910), Anand Satyanand (1944), Jim Bolger (1935), Jenny Shipley (1952), Jerry Mateparae (1954), and Keith Holyoake (1904).