John McEwen

Date of Birth: March 29, 1900

Place of Birth: Chiltern, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: November 20, 1980

Place of Death: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

*50% Ulster-Scots (Northern Irish)
*37.5% English
*12.5% Irish

John McEwen was an Australian politician. He served as Prime Minister of Australia, from 19 December, 1967 to 10 January, 1968. He was also Leader of the Country Party, from 26 March, 1958 to 5 February, 1971, and the 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, from 10 January, 1968 to 5 February, 1971, among other duties.

Prime Minister McEwen was the son of Amy Ellen (Porter) and David James McEwen, a pharmacist. At age seven, his father died, and he was raised by his grandmother. His father was born in Mountnorris, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. His mother, who was Australian, was of three quarters English and one quarter Irish ancestry.

Prime Minister McEwen’s paternal grandparents were William Henry McEwen (the son of Samuel McEwen) and Margaret Brush (the daughter of James Brush).

Prime Minister McEwen’s maternal grandparents were Silas Porter (the son of Naham Porter and Elizabeth Bywater) and Ellen Cook (the daughter of Christopher Cook and Ellen Considine). Silas was born in Ambaston, Derbyshire, England. Prime Minister McEwen’s grandmother Ellen was born in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, to an English father and an Irish mother.

Source: Genealogy of John McEwen –

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