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Francis Xavier Rooney

judge , Barrister

Francis Xavier Rooney, Irish barrister. Named to Order British Empire, 1988. Member council Tanganyika Law Society, 1950-1951; secretary Nyasaland Law Society, 1956-1957; elected member Municipal Council Blantyre and Limbe, 1959, 61, deputy mayor, 1961-1962, mayor, 1962-1963.

Background

ROONEY, Francis was born on January 20, 1927 in Dublin. Son of Patrick Joseph Rooney and Mary J. Dempsey.

Education

Student, Terenure College, Dublin, 1941. Student, Belvedere College, Dublin, 1944. Student, University College, Dublin, 1948.

Career

Private practice law Irish Bar (Midland Circuit), Ireland, 1948-1951. Advocate Tanzania, 1951-1955. Legal practitioner Nyasaland Protectorate, Malawi, 1955-1964.

Residen magistrate Francistown, Botswana, 1965-1969. Senior magistrate, registrar, master High Court Botswana, 1969-1973. Judge High Court, Botswana, 1973-1976, acting chef justice various times Botswana, 1970-1975.

From judge high court to chairman land tribunal Lesotho, 1978-1982. Judge Supreme Court, Fiji, 1983-1987, High Court Swaziland, Mbabane, Swaziland, since 1988. Acting chief justice Swaziland, 1991.

Legal adviser to the liquidator Auto Protection Insurance Company, Johannesburg, Republican of South Africa, 1964-1965. Consultant on maritime and commercial law E.R. Lindley & Sons, Piraeus, Greece, 1977. Barrister at law Lincolns Inn, London, 1976.

Membership

Member council Tanganyika Law Society, 1950-1951. Secretary Nyasaland Law Society, 1956-1957. Elected member Municipal Council Blantyre and Limbe, 1959, 61, deputy mayor, 1961-1962, mayor, 1962-1963.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, music, current affairs.

Connections

Married Amina Badsha in 1972.

father:
Patrick Joseph Rooney

mother:
Mary J. Dempsey

spouse:
Amina Badsha