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Difference between Father of the House and House father

Father of the House, the—(UK) the oldest member of Parliament (with reference to duration of membership):

  • The most important duty of the Father of the House is to preside over the election of a new speaker.

house father—a man looking after a group of children in an institution:

  • There were in these places no “house-fathers” for the girls, though there were “house-mothers” for both girls and boys.