Tom Hughes (Australian politician)

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Hughes in 1966

Thomas Eyre Forrest Hughes AO QC (born 26 November 1923) is an Australian politician and lawyer. He is a member of the Liberal Party. He served as the 19th Attorney-General of Australia from 1969 to 1971. He was also a member of Australian House of Representatives from 1963 to 1972, first holding the seat of Parkes. Later, when the Division of Parkes was abolished in 1969, he held the seat of Berowra. He served in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during World War II. He was awarded the French Legion of Honour (Légion d'honneur) in 2005 for his efforts during the Invasion of Normandy.[1]

Hughes was born in Sydney, New South Wales. His brother was critic and writer Robert Hughes. Hughes has three children. His daughter, Lucy, was Lord Mayor of Sydney and is married to former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.[2]

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  1. "Australian vets honoured with French Legion of Honour". ABC News. 22 February 2005. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  2. Hunter, Fergus (3 June 2016). "Tom Hughes sounded warning on switch from son-in-law Malcolm Turnbull to 'lunatic' Tony Abbott in 2009". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 19 June 2019.