William Story (Australian politician)
|Senator for South Australia|
1 January 1904 – 3 April 1917
|Succeeded by||James Rowell|
|Member of the Australian Parliament
5 May 1917 – 16 December 1922
|Preceded by||George Dankel|
|Succeeded by||Jack Duncan-Hughes|
31 May 1857|
Adelaide, South Australia
|Died||13 July 1924(aged 67)|
|Political party||Labor (1903–17)
William Harrison Story (31 May 1857 – 13 July 1924) was an Australian politician.
Born in Adelaide, he was educated at state schools before becoming a stonemason and bricklayer. He served as President of the Operative Masons and Bricklayers Society and the Adelaide Trades and Labour Council, and was mayor of Norwood and Kensington District Council in 1902.
In 1903, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator from South Australia. In the 1916 Labor split, he was one of several Labor parliamentarians who joined Prime Minister Billy Hughes in leaving the Labor Party over the issue of conscription, eventually joining with the Commonwealth Liberal Party to form the Nationalist Party.
Story transferred to the House of Representatives in 1917, winning the seat of Boothby as a Nationalist. He was the first South Australian to have served in both houses of federal parliament. He held the seat until 1922, when he was defeated by Jack Duncan-Hughes, a member of the breakaway Liberal Party. Story died in 1924.
- Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-08-02.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Boothby
1917 – 1922
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