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Samuel Walker GRIFFITH

Samuel Walker GRIFFITH, Chief Justice.

Background

  • GRIFFITH, Samuel Walker was born on June 21, 1845. Son of Reverend Edward Griffith.

  • Education

    • Studied at University of Sydney (Bachelor of Arts 1863. Master of Arts 1870).

    Career

    • Barrister Queensland, 1867, also of New South Wales and Victoria. Queen’s Counsel 1876. Attorney-General 1874-1878, 1890-1893.

      Secretary for Public Instruction, 1876-1879, 1883-1884. Secretary for Public Works, 1S7S-79. Premier of Queensland, 1883-1888S, 1890-1893.

      Colonial Treasurer, 1887-1888. President of Federal Council of Australasia, 1888, 1891, 1893. Chief Justice of Queensland, 1893-1903.

      Lieutenant-Governor of Queensland, 1899-1903. Author of the Queensland Criminal Code. Translator of Dante’s Inferno. P.C. 1901; a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council; Chief Justice of Australia since 1903.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Liberal Party

    Membership

    Clubs: Queensland, Brisbane; Melbourne, Melbourne; University, Sydney.

    Connections

    • father: Edward Griffith
    Samuel Walker GRIFFITH
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    Born June 21, 1845
    Nationality
    • 1883 - 1888
      Premier of Queensland
    • 1890 - 1893
      Premier of Queensland
    • 1891
      Author of the Constitution of Australia
    • 1903 - 1919
      Chief Justice of Australia

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