John Spender

Politician

1935 –

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Who is John Spender?

John Michael Spender QC is a former Australian politician, diplomat and barrister.

Born in Sydney, the son of politician Sir Percy Spender, he attended Yale University before becoming a barrister. In 1980 he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for North Sydney. He held the seat until his defeat by prominent independent Ted Mack. In 1996 he was appointed Australian Ambassador to France, a position he held until 2000.

Spender was married to fashion designer Carla Zampatti and has three children. They married in 1975, but separated in 2008 and divorced in 2010.

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Born
Dec 2, 1935
Sydney
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Nationality
  • Australia
Education
  • Yale University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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