Birth Name: Edward Gough Whitlam
Date of Birth: July 11, 1916
Place of Birth: Kew, Melbourne, Australia
Date of Death: October 21, 2014
Place of Death: Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, Australia
Ethnicity: English, 1/4 Scottish, 1/16th Welsh
Gough Whitlam was an Australian politician. He served as Prime Minister of Australia, from 5 December, 1972 to 11 November, 1975. He was Leader of the Labor Party, from 9 February, 1967 to 22 December, 1977, Leader of the Opposition, from 9 February, 1967 to 5 December, 1972, and again from 11 November, 1975 to 22 December, 1977, and Minister for Foreign Affairs, from 5 December, 1972 to 6 November, 1973, among other duties.
Prime Minister Whitlam was the son of Martha (Maddocks) and Fred Whitlam (born Harry Frederick Ernest Whitlam), who served as Australia’s Commonwealth Crown Solicitor, from 1936 to 1949.
Prime Minister Whitlam’s paternal grandfather was Henry Hugh Gough Whitlam (the son of Henry George Whitlam and Adelaide Storr). Prime Minister Whitlam’s grandfather Henry was born in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, to English parents. Prime Minister Whitlam’s great-grandfather Henry was the son of James Whitlam and Sarah Day. Adelaide was the daughter of Anthony Storr and Harriett Jackson.
Prime Minister Whitlam’s paternal grandmother was Janet Turnbull Steele (the daughter of James Steele and Christina Lesley Turnbull). Janet was born in North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to Scottish parents. James was the son of Alexander Steele and Jane Wardrop. Christina was the daughter of Alexander Turnbull and Christina Leslie.
Prime Minister Whitlam’s maternal grandfather was Edward Maddocks (the son of John Maddocks and Martha Fox). Edward was English. John was the son of Thomas Maddocks, who was Welsh, and of Sarah Ravenshaw. Martha was the daughter of John Fox and Elizabeth Davies.
Prime Minister Whitlam’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Ann Ware (the daughter of Joseph Ware and Elizabeth Jane Stephens). Prime Minister Whitlam’s grandmother Elizabeth was born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia, to English parents. Prime Minister Whitlam’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of William Stephens and Elizabeth Reid.