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William Morris Hughes

William Morris "Billy" Hughes (September 25, 1862 - October 28, 1952) was the seventh Prime Minister of Australia and one of the most controversial figures in Australian political history. Hughes was also the longest serving parliamentarian, serving a total of fifty-one years and seven months as a member of the House of Representatives, being elected at Federation in 1901 and serving until his death in 1952. At the time of his death, Hughes was the only member of that first House - and indeed of the first seven Federal Parliaments - still in the Parliament and was the Father of the House.

He remains the only MP to ever serve in five separate parties. In chronological order - Labor, National Labor, Nationalist, United Australia and Liberal, and to lead four of them (all except the Liberals).

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