Hughes, Andrew Arthur

Born 21 January 1902 (South Yarra, Victoria)
Died 01 July 1996.
Parents: George Alfred, brickmaker, and Eliza Smartt
Marriage: (1) 15 July 1926 Eleanor Wynne Morris; 2s. 2d.; (2) 20 Apr 1963 Tomoko Matsuda
Occupation: Minister of religion
Education: Brighton State School, College of The Bible, Glen Iris.

Career: Church of Christ missionary India 1926-1933; on return probation officer with Children's Courts; with Toc H providing accommodation for needy ex-servicemen on leave; president United Board Hostel for Servicemen, Collins St; minister Swanston St church 1939-1942; president Education Reform Association, Children's Welfare Association, Aust.-India Association, Melbourne Boys Club Association, Opportunity Clubs for Boys and Girls; v-president Caulfield Adult Education Society; member Aust.-Soviet Friendship League, Vic. Peace Council, Burwood Boys Home Committee; after parl. farmed Lyndhurst South; taught in Japan from 1957; voluntary worker for Japan Council against A & H Bombs 1958- , v. active in Japanese anti-war movement.

Party: Independent
Party Note: Socialist. Joined Black Rock branch of Labor party 1946, won preselection for fed. Flinders seat 1949 but not endorsed by state executive and expelled after standing as Independent Labor, readmitted ALP 1955

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLACaulfieldJune 1943 October 1945Defeated

Other seats contested: Flinders (fed.) 1949, Higgins (fed.) 1955 (as ALP)

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Condolence speeches - Legislative Assembly


References: Who's Who in Australia 1944-1947; Paul, J. B., 'The Premiership of Sir Albert Dunstan', MA thesis, Melbourne University, 1960; personal information
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: 1985 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.