Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam is celebrating his 102nd birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed politicians of his generation.
Popular politician Gough Whitlam has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 102nd birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Whitlam, a cultural icon
Born Edward Gough Whitlam in Melbourne on July 11, 1916, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in Australian history. Whitlam's not just a great politician, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Gough hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Gough Whitlam as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 102.
Happy Birthday, Gough, you're the best!
Gough Whitlam career in pictures
- Prime Minister of Australia (1972 - 1975)
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