Fourth Hughes Ministry

The Fourth Hughes Ministry (Nationalist) was the 14th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 7th Prime Minister, Billy Hughes. The Fourth Hughes Ministry succeeded the Third Hughes Ministry, which dissolved on 8 January 1918 following the resignation of Hughes as Prime Minister after a vote of no-confidence within the Nationalist Party in the wake of a failed second referendum on conscription. However, due to a lack of alternative leaders, Hughes was immediately re-commissioned as Prime Minister by Governor-General Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson. The ministry was replaced by the Fifth Hughes Ministry on 3 February 1920 following the 1919 federal election. [1]

Fourth Hughes Ministry
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14th Ministry of Australia
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Group photo of the Hughes Ministry
Date formed8 January 1918
Date dissolved3 February 1920
People and organisations
MonarchGeorge V
Governor-GeneralSir Ronald Munro Ferguson
Prime MinisterBilly Hughes
No. of ministers15
Member partyNationalist
Status in legislatureMajority government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderFrank Tudor
History
Outgoing election13 December 1919
Legislature term(s)7th
PredecessorThird Hughes Ministry
SuccessorFifth Hughes Ministry

Walter Massy-Greene, who died in 1952, was the last surviving member of the Fourth Hughes Ministry.

MinistryEdit

Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Rt Hon Billy Hughes KC
(1862–1952)

MP for Bendigo
(1917–1922)

 
  Rt Hon (Sir) Joseph Cook (GCMG)
(1860–1947)

MP for Parramatta
(1901–1921)

 
  Rt Hon Sir John Forrest GCMG
(1847–1918)

MP for Swan
(1901–1918)

 
  Hon Paddy Glynn KC
(1855–1931)

MP for Angas
(1903–1919)

 
  Hon George Pearce
(1870–1952)

Senator for Western Australia
(1901–1938)

 
  (Rt) Hon William Watt
(1871–1946)

MP for Balaclava
(1914–1929)

 
  Hon Littleton Groom
(1867–1936)

MP for Darling Downs
(1901–1929)

 
  Hon Jens Jensen
(1865–1936)

MP for Bass
(1910–1919)

 
  Hon Edward Millen
(1860–1923)

Senator for New South Wales
(1901–1923)

 
  Hon William Webster
(1860–1936)

MP for Gwydir
(1903–1919)

 
  Hon Edward Russell
(1878–1925)

Senator for Victoria
(1907–1925)

 
  Hon Walter Massy-Greene
(1874–1952)

MP for Richmond
(1910–1922) (in Ministry from 27 March 1918)

 
  Hon Alexander Poynton
(1853–1935)

MP for Grey
(1903–1922) (in Ministry from 27 March 1918)

 
  • Honorary Minister (from 27 March 1918)
  Hon George Wise
(1853–1950)

MP for Gippsland
(1914–1922) (in Ministry from 27 March 1918)

 
  • Honorary Minister (from 27 March 1918)
  Hon Richard Orchard
(1871–1942)

MP for Nepean
(1913–1919) (in Ministry from 27 March 1918)

 
  • Honorary Minister (from 27 March 1918 to 31 January 1919)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2010.