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Charles Evans Hughes

(1862—1948)

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Australia

Australia  

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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchyAustralia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest island—is dominated by a ...
Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge  

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(1872–1933)US Republican statesman, 30th President of the USA (1923–29). Highly popular personally, he was seen as an embodiment of thrift, caution, and honesty in a decade when corruption in public ...
Daniel Mannix

Daniel Mannix  

(1864–1963),Catholic ecclesiastic. Born in Co. Cork, he taught at Maynooth and became president there in 1903, before being appointed coadjutor archbishop of Melbourne in 1912 and archbishop in 1917. ...
Earle Page

Earle Page  

(b. 8 Aug. 1880, d. 20 Dec. 1961).Australian politician Born at Grafton (New South Wales), he graduated from the University of Sydney and became a successful surgeon. After service in World War I, ...
John Christian Watson

John Christian Watson  

(b. 9 Apr. 1867, d. 18 Nov. 1941).Prime Minister of Australia 1904 Born in Valparaiso (Chile), he arrived in Sydney in 1886, became active in the Trades and Labour Council (TLC) from 1890, becoming a ...
Labor Party

Labor Party  

(Australia) The oldest surviving political party in Australia. Founded in the 1880s and 1890s, the title of the Labor groups varied from state to state until 1918, when all adopted the name ...
Louis D. Brandeis

Louis D. Brandeis  

(1856–1941),became known as the “people's attorney” when, early in his career, without pay he defended Boston citizens against local public utilities. His book Other People's Money (1914) greatly ...
National Labor Party, Australia

National Labor Party, Australia  

A short‐lived political party formed on 14 November 1916 after the expulsion of Hughes and his supporters from the Australian Labor Party over their support for conscription in World War I. It merged ...
Nationalist Party

Nationalist Party  

With the official title of Australian National Federation, it was a conservative party formed in February 1917 by a merger between the National Labor Party and the Liberal Party. Emphasizing its ...
Stanley Melbourne Bruce

Stanley Melbourne Bruce  

(1883–1967)was prime minister of Australia 1923–29, high commissioner in London 1933–45, company director, and man of imperial affairs. A product of mercantile Melbourne, he assimilated so ...
United Australia Party

United Australia Party  

Australia's largest conservative party, it was founded in 1931 when some members of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) left out of opposition to the Scullin government, and joined the Nationalist Party ...
Washington Conference

Washington Conference  

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The conference held in the USA between November 1921 and February 1922 to discuss political stability in the Far East and naval disarmament. Summoned on US initiative, the conference was attended by ...
Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson  

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(1856–1924)US Democratic statesman, 28th President of the USA (1913–21). He was a prominent academic in the field of law and political economy prior to his election victory. As President he carried ...

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