Forde, Vera (1894–1967)

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Forde, Vera (1894–1967)

Australian prime-ministerial wife. Born Veronica Catherine O'Reilly, 1894, in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia; died Nov 9, 1967, in St. Lucia, Brisbane; m. Frank (Michael) Forde (prime minister of Australia for 8 days, 1945); children: Mary, Mercia, Clare, and Francis Gerard Forde (who married Leneen Kavanagh Forde, governor of Queensland).

Accompanied the Australian delegation to the conference that established the United Nations (1945); served as host at Australia House in Ottawa, where husband was High Commissioner to Canada (1947–53).

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