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John Armstrong (Australian politician) was born on 10 July, 1908 in Ultimo, New South Wales, is an Australian politician and diplomat. Discover John Armstrong (Australian politician)'s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is he in this year and how he spends money? Also learn how he earned most of networth at the age of 69 years old?

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Age 69 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 10 July, 1908
Birthday 10 July
Birthplace Ultimo, New South Wales
Date of death 1977
Died Place Batemans Bay, New South Wales
Nationality Australia

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John Ignatius Armstrong AC (10 July 1908 – 10 March 1977) was an Australian politician and diplomat.


In 1934, he was elected as an alderman of Sydney Municipal Council, representing the Labor Party until 1948.


Armstrong was selected for Labor's slate of candidates for the Australian Senate for the 1937 election partly because his name would appear high on the alphabetic ballot and he was duly elected, effective from July 1938.


He served as a Senator for New South Wales from 1938 to 1962, representing the Labor Party, and was a minister in the Chifley government.


He married Joan Therese Josephine Curran in October 1945.

During 1945, Prime Minister John Curtin's health greatly deteriorated but politicians and the media declined to publicly discuss Curtin's health for fear of concerning the Australian public during World War II.

As a result, Armstrong gave a speech in the Senate on 13 June which included the first public reference to Curtin's health, and left the Australian public surprised.


He was appointed Minister for Munitions in Ben Chifley's November 1946 ministry.


In April 1948, his portfolio was merged with the Supply functions of Bill Ashley's portfolio to create the portfolio of Supply and Development and he was attacked by the opposition for the breadth of his powers.


Following Labor's defeat at the 1949 election, he became deputy-leader of the Opposition in the Senate.


He was relegated to an unwinnable fourth position on Labor's ticket for the 1961 election and left parliament in July 1962.


Armstrong later served as Lord Mayor of Sydney from 1965 to 1967, and then as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 1973 to 1974.

Armstrong was born into a large Roman Catholic family in the Sydney suburb of Ultimo to William and Ellen (née Hannan) Armstrong, both emigrants from Ireland.

He was educated at St Bede's School, Pyrmont, and at the Marist Brothers' High School, Darlinghurst.


Armstrong was elected Lord Mayor of Sydney in 1966, but the position was abolished by the Askin government in 1967.


The Whitlam government appointed him Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 1973 to 1974.


In 1977, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia.

He died of a myocardial infarction in Batemans Bay, aged 68, survived by his wife, a son and four daughters.