John Christian Watson

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Watson, John Christian


Born Apr. 9, 1867, in Valparaiso, Chile; died Nov. 18, 1941, in Sydney. Australian state figure.

Watson was trained as a compositor. In the 1880’s he emigrated to Australia, where he became involved in the trade union and labor movement. From 1901 to 1907 he was leader of the Labour Party. From April to August 1904 he was prime minister of the first Labour government in the history of the world. In 1910, Watson retired from political life.

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