Biographical entry: Howard, John Winston (1939 - )
Order of Merit (OM), Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), Star of the Solomon Islands (SSI)
- 26 July 1939
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Politician and Prime Minister
John Howard was leader of the Liberal Party of Australia from September 1985 to May 1989 and January 1995 to December 2007. he led the Liberal party to four consecutive federal election victories (1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004), serving as the 25th Prime Minister of Australia between March 1996 and December 2007.