|Date of birth||25 September 1862|
|Date of death||28 October 1952|
|Party||Australian Labor Party|
|From||27 October 1915|
|To||9 February 1923|
He was elected to Federal Parliament from the commencement of federation in 1901, and retired in 1952, having been voted into office at all 21 general elections during that time. Prior to that, he had been a parliamentarian in the New South Wales parliament for seven years, so spent a remarkable 58 years in state and federal parliament.
He advocated conscription, and successfully introduced a bill to hold a referendum on conscription. The referendum narrowly failed, but before that took place, the New South Wales branch of the Labor Party expelled him over his support of conscription.
His funeral procession through the streets of Sydney was watched by 450,000 people lining the streets.
- National Museum of Ausralia, William Hughes
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