BARTON, Edmund (Barton Edmund)( Prime Minister of Australia.)
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Biography BARTON, Edmund (Barton Edmund)
Born January 18, 1949 in Gleb near Sydney, was educated at the University of Sydney. In the 1880-1900 elected member of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales. When Sir Henry Parkes in 1891, retired, Barton continued to struggle for the establishment of the federation. In 1891 he participated in the Sydney conference, founded the Sydney federal league and in 1897 was elected leader of the Adelaide Federal Congress, proposing a series of resolutions on the establishment of the Union. As chairman of the constitutional drafting committee and played a key role in drafting constitution. Actively worked in the subsequent sessions of the federal Congress and participated in the campaign, which ended June 3, 1898 referendum, when it was rejected by the proposed draft constitution. After the final adoption of the text of the federal constitution in 1900 Barton was appointed head of the delegation to London to introduce the bill in the British Parliament.
In 1901, Barton became the first Prime Minister of Australia and formed a Cabinet. In 1902 was elevated to the dignity of knighthood. In 1903 he was appointed a member of the High Court of Australia. Barton died in Medlou near Sydney January 7, 1920.