Jim Cairns, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jim Cairns

Australian politician, 4th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

Date of Birth: 04-Oct-1914

Place of Birth: Carlton, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: 12-Oct-2003

Profession: politician, economist

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Jim Cairns

  • James Ford Cairns (4 October 1914 – 12 October 2003), Australian politician, was prominent in the Labor movement through the 1960s and 1970s, and was briefly Deputy Prime Minister in the Whitlam government.
  • He is best remembered as a leader of the movement against Australian involvement in the Vietnam War, for his affair with Junie Morosi and for his later renunciation of conventional politics.
  • He was also an economist, and a prolific writer on economic and social issues, many of them self-published and self-marketed at stalls he ran across Australia after his retirement.

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