|Fourth Prime Minister of Australia
18 August 1904 to 5 July 1905
George Reid was Prime Minister for ten months and 17 days. He was our first federal Leader of the Opposition, Premier of New South Wales (1894-99) the federal government's first High Commissioner to the UK (1909-16), and later an independent member of the British House of Commons (1916-18).
George Houston Reid was born on 25 February 1845 in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was one of seven children of Rev John Reid, a Presbyterian minister, and Marion Crybbace. The family migrated to Melbourne in 1852, one of many Presbyterian families brought out to Australia by the Rev Dr JD Lang.
He married on 5 November 1891, Flora Ann Brumby, daughter of a Tasmanian farmer, at the Presbyterian manse, Wangaratta, Victoria.
George Reid was Scottish - his Reid ancestors can be traced back to at least 1600 at Dundee, Angusshire. He mother's ancestors came from Berwickshire. Strong Presbyterians, Reid's father was a Presbyterian Minister.
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