BAUME, PETER (Erne ; 1935– ), Australian politician. Born in Sydney, and a consulting physician, Baume served as a Liberal Party senator for New South Wales from 1974 to 1991. He held a number of cabinet posts under Malcolm Fraser (1975–82), including minister for aboriginal affairs (1980–82), minister for health (1982), and minister for education (1982–83). He was vice president of the Australia-Israel Inter-Parliamentary Group from 1985 to 1991. After his political career, Baume went back to the medical academic world, becoming professor of community medicine at the University of New South Wales and, subsequently, chancellor of the Australian National University.
[William D. Rubinstein (2nd ed.)]