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  1. William Shepherd Morrison, 1st Viscount Dunrossil, GCMG, MC, PC, QC, was a British politician. He was a long-serving cabinet minister before serving as Speaker of the House of Commons from 1951 to 1959. He was then appointed as the 14th Governor-General of Australia, in office from 1960 until his death in 1961. Morrison was the son of a Scottish farmer, born in the small village of Torinturk, Argyll. He attended George Watson's College and then went on to the University of ...

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  2. William Shepherd Morrison, 1st Viscount Dunrossil, GCMG, MC, PC, QC , was a British politician. He was a long-serving cabinet minister before serving as Speaker of the House of Commons from 1951 to 1959. He was then appointed as the 14th Governor-General of Australia, in office from 1960 until his death in 1961.

  3. first Viscount Dunrossil (1893-1961), governor-general, was born on 10 August 1893 at Torinturk, near Oban, Argyllshire, Scotland, sixth of eight sons of John Morrison, farmer, and his wife Marion, née McVicar. John had worked in the South African diamond fields before selling out to De Beers and settling at Torinturk.

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  4. William Shepherd Morrison, primer vizconde de Dunrossil, GCMG , MC , PC , QC (10 de agosto de 1893 - 3 de febrero de 1961), fue un político británico. Fue ministro de gabinete durante mucho tiempo antes de ocupar el cargo de presidente de la Cámara de los Comunes de 1951 a 1959.

    • Ministerial Career
    • Political Life
    • Governor-General of Australia
    • End of Life

    Morrison had a long ministerial career under four Prime Ministers (Ramsay MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin, Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill). He was: 1. Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General 1931-35, 2. Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1935-36, 3. Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 1936-39, 4. Minister of Food 1939-40, 5. Postma...

    Campaigning during the general election of 1945, Morrison attacked Socialism and contended that Hitler and Mussolini began as Socialists. He further claimed that although Labour objected to the Conservatives calling themselves 'National', the Conservatives had no objection in their opponents labelling themselves National-Socialists. In 1947 he atta...

    Morrison held the post of Speaker until 1959, when he announced that he would not be contesting the forthcoming general election but retiring for reasons of health. As was customary for former Speakers, he was made a Viscount, taking the title Viscount Dunrossil, of Vallaquie in the Isle of North Uist and County of Inverness. Given his health, it s...

    Dunrossil took office on 2 February 1960. However he died suddenly in Canberra only a year later (almost to the very day), on 3 February 1961. He was buried in Canberra at historic St John the Baptist Church, Reid and remains the only Australian governor-general to die in office. His Official Secretary throughout his term was Murray Tyrrell. The 1s...

  5. Viscount Dunrossil, of Vallaquie in the Isle of North Uist in the County of Inverness, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 12 November 1959 for the Conservative politician William Morrison upon his retirement as Speaker of the House of Commons. His son, the second Viscount, notably served as High Commissioner to Fiji and as Governor of Bermuda. As of 2017 the title is held by the latter's son, the third Viscount, who succeeded in 2000. The viscountcy ...

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