Sir Eric Archibald Willis KBE, CMG (15 January 1922 – 10 May 1999) was an Australian politician, Cabinet Minister and the 34th Premier of New South Wales, serving from 23 January 1976 to 14 May 1976. Born in Murwillumbah in 1922, Willis was educated at Murwillumbah High School and the University of Sydney, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts with double honours. Enlisting during the Second World War, Willis served on the homefront and later served in New Guinea and the Philippines. He continued to serve the Citizen Military Forces until 1958.

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  • Sir Eric Archibald Willis KBE, CMG (15 January 1922 – 10 May 1999) was an Australian politician, Cabinet Minister and the 34th Premier of New South Wales, serving from 23 January 1976 to 14 May 1976. Born in Murwillumbah in 1922, Willis was educated at Murwillumbah High School and the University of Sydney, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts with double honours. Enlisting during the Second World War, Willis served on the homefront and later served in New Guinea and the Philippines. He continued to serve the Citizen Military Forces until 1958. After serving a period as a geographer, Willis was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the Liberal member for Earlwood in 1950. He rose to become a long-serving Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party from 1959 to 1975 under Robert Askin. When the Coalition won the 1965 election, Willis was made a Minister of the Crown as Chief Secretary, Minister for Labour and Industry, Tourism and Sport but rose to prominence in his role as Minister for Education from 1972 to 1976. When Askin retired in 1975, Willis failed in his attempts to succeed him. Following the ousting of Askin's successor, Tom Lewis, by the party, Willis was elected as the Parliamentary Leader of the Liberal Party and subsequently became Premier. However, after only four months in office, his Liberal/National Country Party Coalition was defeated at the 1976 election by the Labor Party under Neville Wran. Continuing as Leader of the Opposition, Willis resigned in 1977 and retired from politics a year later. Thereafter he served in various organisations and directorships until his death in May 1999. (en)
  • Sir Eric Archibald Willis (15 janvier 1922 – 10 mai 1999), est un homme politique libéral qui fut le 34e Premier ministre de Nouvelle-Galles du Sud en Australie du 23 janvier 1976 au 14 mai 1976. Il est né à Murwillumbah et était le fils d'Archibald Clarence Willis, un ouvrier dans une laiterie et de Vida Mabel Buttenshaw son épouse. Il obtint son diplôme de Bachelor of Arts avec mention à l'Université de Sydney en 1942. Il fit la Seconde Guerre mondiale en Nouvelle-Guinée et aux Philippines. Il épousa Norma Thompson en 1951 et eut une fille et deux fils. (fr)
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  • Sir Eric Archibald Willis (15 janvier 1922 – 10 mai 1999), est un homme politique libéral qui fut le 34e Premier ministre de Nouvelle-Galles du Sud en Australie du 23 janvier 1976 au 14 mai 1976. Il est né à Murwillumbah et était le fils d'Archibald Clarence Willis, un ouvrier dans une laiterie et de Vida Mabel Buttenshaw son épouse. Il obtint son diplôme de Bachelor of Arts avec mention à l'Université de Sydney en 1942. Il fit la Seconde Guerre mondiale en Nouvelle-Guinée et aux Philippines. Il épousa Norma Thompson en 1951 et eut une fille et deux fils. (fr)
  • Sir Eric Archibald Willis KBE, CMG (15 January 1922 – 10 May 1999) was an Australian politician, Cabinet Minister and the 34th Premier of New South Wales, serving from 23 January 1976 to 14 May 1976. Born in Murwillumbah in 1922, Willis was educated at Murwillumbah High School and the University of Sydney, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts with double honours. Enlisting during the Second World War, Willis served on the homefront and later served in New Guinea and the Philippines. He continued to serve the Citizen Military Forces until 1958. (en)
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