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Give me any info on William Hughes?

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May 28, 2007 10:32PM

William Morris Hughes was born in London in 1864. After being educated in Llandudno, he emigrated to Australia in 1884. Ten years later he was elected to represent the Labour Party in the New South Wales Parliament. Hughes became Attorney-General in the 1910 Labour Government and succeeded Andrew Fisher as prime minister in October 1915. He left the Labour Party in the November 1916 after a dispute caused by his decision to introduce conscription.