Sir William "Billy" McMahon, GCMG, CH (23 February 1908 – 31 March 1988), was an Australian politician who was the Leader of the Liberal Party and the 20th Prime Minister of Australia from 10 March 1971 to 5 December 1972. McMahon was a member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Lowe from his election in 1949 until his resignation in 1982. He rose to power at a bad time for the Coalition after over two decades in power, and he led his government to a loss to the Labor Party led by Gough Whitlam. He was the longest continuously serving government minister in Australian history - serving 21 years and 6 months - and held the longest tenure as Prime Minister without leading his party to victory at an election, being Prime Minister for 1 year and 270 days.

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  • Sir William "Billy" McMahon, GCMG, CH (23 February 1908 – 31 March 1988), was an Australian politician who was the Leader of the Liberal Party and the 20th Prime Minister of Australia from 10 March 1971 to 5 December 1972. McMahon was a member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Lowe from his election in 1949 until his resignation in 1982. He rose to power at a bad time for the Coalition after over two decades in power, and he led his government to a loss to the Labor Party led by Gough Whitlam. He was the longest continuously serving government minister in Australian history - serving 21 years and 6 months - and held the longest tenure as Prime Minister without leading his party to victory at an election, being Prime Minister for 1 year and 270 days. McMahon was born in Sydney, Australia, to an Australian mother and an Irish-Australian father, and was one of four children. When his mother died in 1917, when he was 9, McMahon was brought up by relatives and guardians, the most prominent among them his maternal uncle, who became Lord Mayor of Sydney in 1932. McMahon's father died when he was 18. McMahon was educated at Abbotsholme College, Killara, and at Sydney Grammar School and attended the University of Sydney, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and returned to study economics, a factor that made him an apt Treasurer, but was a factor in the downfall of his premiership. While at university, McMahon competed in boxing and took interest in theatre, music and art. After first graduating, McMahon worked as a solicitor, before serving in the Army during the Second World War. He was commissioned in the Citizens Military Force (now Australian Army Reserve) and later transferred to the Australian Imperial Force. He achieved the rank of captain in 1942 and was promoted to major in 1943, before he was classified medically unfit for overseas service. He was confined to staff work in Australia, where he was quartermaster for the Australian II Corps and the Australian Second Army. After a tour of Europe to observe problems created by the Second World War, McMahon returned to the University of Sydney to complete his Bachelor of Economics degree, and was elected to Parliament in 1949, representing the seat of Lowe in the House of Representatives. McMahon became a minister in 1951. He became Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in 1966. In 1971, when Prime Minister John Gorton resigned after a leadership vote ended in a tie, McMahon became leader, thus becoming Prime Minister himself. The McMahon Government was formed at a turbulent time for the Coalition, and in the 1972 federal election, McMahon led his party to defeat. McMahon remained a member of Parliament until 1982, when he resigned. (en)
  • Sir William McMahon GCMG, CH (* 23. Februar 1908 in Sydney, New South Wales; † 31. März 1988 ebenda) war der 20. Premierminister Australiens. Seine Amtszeit dauerte vom 10. März 1971 bis zum 5. Dezember 1972. Zuvor hatte er mehrere Ministerposten inne. Er war nie Oppositionsführer. (de)
  • Sir William "Billy" McMahon, GCMG, CH ( 23 de febrero de 1908 - 31 de marzo de 1988) fue un político australiano liberal y el 20º primer ministro de Australia. Es padre del actor Julian McMahon. Nació en Sídney, siendo uno de los hijos del matrimonio entre Mary Walder McMahon, australiana, William McMahonmadre, abogado de origen irlandés. Estudió Derecho en la Universidad de Sídney y posteriormente Economía. Se alistó al Ejército australiano durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, alcanzando la jerarquía de Mayor en 1943. Tras su baja, inició su carrera política postulándose a la Cámara de Representantes en 1949 por Lowe. Sería designado Ministro de la Marina y de la Fuerza Aérea en 1951. (es)
  • William McMahon (23 février 1908 – 31 mars 1988), était un homme politique australien qui fut le vingtième Premier Ministre d'Australie.Il est aussi le père de l'acteur Julian Mc Mahon. (fr)
  • Figlio di un avvocato ha frequentato la Sydney Grammar School e l'Università di Sydney, dove si è laureato in Legge. McMahon ha svolto il suo tirocinio presso la Allen, Allen and Hemsley, uno dei più antichi e prestigiosi studi legali australiani. Nel 1940 McMahon si arruola nell'esercito ma a causa di un deficit uditivo ha svolto semplici mansioni lavorative. Terminato il secondo conflitto mondiale egli si è recato in Europa e ha completato la sua preparazione economica. (it)
  • サー・ウィリアム・マクマホン(Sir William McMahon, GCMG, CH, PC,1908年2月23日 - 1988年3月31日)は、オーストラリアの政治家、第20代首相。 シドニー大学法学部卒業。 (ja)
  • Sir William McMahon (ur. 23 lutego 1908 w Sydney, zm. tamże 31 marca 1988) – australijski polityk, premier Australii w latach 1971-1972. (pl)
  • Sir William McMahon (Sydney (New South Wales), 23 februari 1908 - idem, 31 maart 1988) was een Australisch politicus. Hij was de 20e premier van Australië. (nl)
  • Уильям Макмэхон (23 февраля 1908 — 31 марта 1988) — австралийский политик, двадцатый премьер-министр страны. (ru)
  • 威廉·麦克马洪爵士(Sir William McMahon) (1908年2月23日-1988年3月31日),澳大利亚政治家和律师,曾任总理(1971年3月—1972年12月)。悉尼大学毕业,获法学学位,后在悉尼当律师。1939年加入陆军,升至少校。1949年—1982年任众议员。50—60年代在历届自由党政府中任部长,1966年任自由党副主席,1971年任自由党主席。后出任总理,但未能挽救他的党在1972年大选中的失败。1977年受封为爵士。在1975年、1977年和1980年的选举中他保留了他在议会的席位。1982年辞去议会职务,1988年3月31日因癌症在悉尼去世,享年80岁。他的遗孀索尼娅·麦克马洪2010年4月2日去世,享年77岁。 (zh)
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  • Sir William McMahon GCMG, CH (* 23. Februar 1908 in Sydney, New South Wales; † 31. März 1988 ebenda) war der 20. Premierminister Australiens. Seine Amtszeit dauerte vom 10. März 1971 bis zum 5. Dezember 1972. Zuvor hatte er mehrere Ministerposten inne. Er war nie Oppositionsführer. (de)
  • Sir William "Billy" McMahon, GCMG, CH ( 23 de febrero de 1908 - 31 de marzo de 1988) fue un político australiano liberal y el 20º primer ministro de Australia. Es padre del actor Julian McMahon. Nació en Sídney, siendo uno de los hijos del matrimonio entre Mary Walder McMahon, australiana, William McMahonmadre, abogado de origen irlandés. Estudió Derecho en la Universidad de Sídney y posteriormente Economía. Se alistó al Ejército australiano durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, alcanzando la jerarquía de Mayor en 1943. Tras su baja, inició su carrera política postulándose a la Cámara de Representantes en 1949 por Lowe. Sería designado Ministro de la Marina y de la Fuerza Aérea en 1951. (es)
  • William McMahon (23 février 1908 – 31 mars 1988), était un homme politique australien qui fut le vingtième Premier Ministre d'Australie.Il est aussi le père de l'acteur Julian Mc Mahon. (fr)
  • Figlio di un avvocato ha frequentato la Sydney Grammar School e l'Università di Sydney, dove si è laureato in Legge. McMahon ha svolto il suo tirocinio presso la Allen, Allen and Hemsley, uno dei più antichi e prestigiosi studi legali australiani. Nel 1940 McMahon si arruola nell'esercito ma a causa di un deficit uditivo ha svolto semplici mansioni lavorative. Terminato il secondo conflitto mondiale egli si è recato in Europa e ha completato la sua preparazione economica. (it)
  • サー・ウィリアム・マクマホン(Sir William McMahon, GCMG, CH, PC,1908年2月23日 - 1988年3月31日)は、オーストラリアの政治家、第20代首相。 シドニー大学法学部卒業。 (ja)
  • Sir William McMahon (ur. 23 lutego 1908 w Sydney, zm. tamże 31 marca 1988) – australijski polityk, premier Australii w latach 1971-1972. (pl)
  • Sir William McMahon (Sydney (New South Wales), 23 februari 1908 - idem, 31 maart 1988) was een Australisch politicus. Hij was de 20e premier van Australië. (nl)
  • Уильям Макмэхон (23 февраля 1908 — 31 марта 1988) — австралийский политик, двадцатый премьер-министр страны. (ru)
  • 威廉·麦克马洪爵士(Sir William McMahon) (1908年2月23日-1988年3月31日),澳大利亚政治家和律师,曾任总理(1971年3月—1972年12月)。悉尼大学毕业,获法学学位,后在悉尼当律师。1939年加入陆军,升至少校。1949年—1982年任众议员。50—60年代在历届自由党政府中任部长,1966年任自由党副主席,1971年任自由党主席。后出任总理,但未能挽救他的党在1972年大选中的失败。1977年受封为爵士。在1975年、1977年和1980年的选举中他保留了他在议会的席位。1982年辞去议会职务,1988年3月31日因癌症在悉尼去世,享年80岁。他的遗孀索尼娅·麦克马洪2010年4月2日去世,享年77岁。 (zh)
  • Sir William "Billy" McMahon, GCMG, CH (23 February 1908 – 31 March 1988), was an Australian politician who was the Leader of the Liberal Party and the 20th Prime Minister of Australia from 10 March 1971 to 5 December 1972. McMahon was a member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Lowe from his election in 1949 until his resignation in 1982. He rose to power at a bad time for the Coalition after over two decades in power, and he led his government to a loss to the Labor Party led by Gough Whitlam. He was the longest continuously serving government minister in Australian history - serving 21 years and 6 months - and held the longest tenure as Prime Minister without leading his party to victory at an election, being Prime Minister for 1 year and 270 days. (en)
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