William Vasey Houghton MLC (3 January 1921–11 January 2001), better known as Vasey Houghton, was an Australian politician, grazier, and conservationist. He was one of the longest-serving members of the Victorian State Parliament, spending eighteen years as a Member of the Legislative Council, nine of them on the front bench. Houghton is remembered for his work cleaning up HM Prison Pentridge and the Yarra River.
... In 1967, Houghton ran for the Victorian Legislative Council, obtaining a seat in the new Templestowe Province ... Today, Houghton is best-remembered for his work cleaning up HM Prison Pentridge and the Yarra River ...
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