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William Bulkeley Hughes by the photographer John Thomas [1]

William Bulkeley Hughes (26 July 1797 – 8 March 1882) was a British Member of Parliament.

William was the eldest son of sir William Bulkeley Hughes of Plas Coch, Llanidan, Anglesey and Elizabeth, of Coed Alun, Caernarfon. He held the Carnarvon Boroughs constituency as a Conservative from 1837 to 1859, and again as a Liberal from 1865 to 1882.

He was justice of the peace of Anglesey and Caernarvonshire, and high Sheriff of Anglesey from 1861. As a prospector in railway shares, he made significant gains in the 1840s, and organised a banquet given to Robert Stephenson to commemorate the opening of the Britannia Bridge. He was the chairperson of the Anglesey Central Railway from its founding until it was absorbed by the London and North Western Railway in 1876.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Love Jones-Parry
Member of Parliament for Carnarvon
1837–1859
Succeeded by
Charles Wynne
Preceded by
Charles Wynne
Member of Parliament for Carnarvon
1865–1882
Succeeded by
Love Jones-Parry
Preceded by
Thomas Bazley
Oldest Member of Parliament?
(not Father of the House)

1880–1882
Succeeded by
Michael Thomas Bass

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