Roy Frederick Fagan was an Australian Labor Party politician, who was Deputy Premier of Tasmania from 1959 to 1969.
Fagan was born in Waratah, Tasmania in 1905, the eldest son of James Fagan and Annie Theresa Breheney.
On leaving school, Fagan joined the staff of the Commonwealth Bank where he worked until 1929, when he resigned to attend university. In 1930, Fagan commenced studies for a law degree at the University of Tasmania. In 1931, he was articled to the firm Gatenby, Johnson & Walker, and in May 1934 he graduated and was admitted to the Bachelor of Laws (Bachelor of Laws).
During his studies, he had taken a keen interest in all aspects of university life, and was heavily involved with the Tasmania University Union, serving as the body"s president for three years.
He was admitted to the Bar in August 1934, after what the Hobart Mercury newspaper called a "brilliant university career". Fagan also completed a Bachelor of Arts and graduated in May 1935.
Fagan was asked by the Premier of Tasmania, Robert Cosgrove, to stand for the seat of Wilmot at the Tasmanian state election, 1946. Immediately following declaration of his election, Fagan was appointed Attorney-General in Cosgrove"s cabinet.