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William Guy Higgs (18 January 1862 – 11 June 1951) was an Australian politician.

William Higgs was born on 18 January 1862 at Wingham, New South Wales, the son of a Cornish storekeeper, William Guy Higgs.

Higgs' political career began first by being elected to the North Ward of the Brisbane City Council in February 1899 and then winning the electorate of Fortitude Valley in the Parliament of Queensland later in the same year., — Australian Dictionary of Biography



After Federation of the Australian states, he became a Senator for Queensland from 30 March 1901 until 31 December 1906.

He was elected to the House of Representatives at the 1910 general election as the member for the Capricornia,, — Adam Carr's Electoral Archive Queensland. He was the first former Senator to be elected to the House of Representatives. He served there till his defeat in the 1922 election., — Adam Carr's Electoral Archive He initially represented the Australian Labor Party, became an Independent after his expulsion from the Labor Party in 1920, then served in the Nationalist Party of Australia until 1922.

He served as Treasurer in the ministry of Billy Hughes from 27 October 1915, until his resignation from the ministry on 27 October 1916. His resignation came about through a...
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