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H. V. Evatt

Personal data
Date of birth30 April 1894
Place of birthMaitland, New South Wales, Australia
Date of death2 November 1965(age 71)
Place of deathCanberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
Puisne Justice of the High Court of Australia
In office19 December 1930 - 2 September 1940
Appointed byJames Scullin
Succeeded bySir Dudley Williams
Preceded bySir Charles Powers
Chief Justice of New South Wales
In office15 February 1960 - 24 October 1962
Succeeded bySir Leslie Herron
Preceded bySir Kenneth Street
15th Leader of the Opposition
Elections: 1954, 1955, 1958
In office20 June 1951 - 9 February 1960
Succeeded byArthur Calwell
Preceded byBen Chifley
Leader of the Australian Labor Party
In office20 June 1951 - 9 February 1960
Succeeded byArthur Calwell
Preceded byBen Chifley
Attorney-General of Australia
In office7 October 1941 - 19 December 1949
Succeeded byJohn Spicer
Preceded byBilly Hughes
Minister for External Affairs
In office7 October 1941 - 19 December 1949
Succeeded byPercy Spender
Preceded bySir Frederick Stewart
In office21 September 1940 - 22 November 1958
Succeeded byLeonard Reynolds
Preceded byAlbert Lane
In office22 November 1958 - 10 February 1960
Succeeded byBert James
Preceded byRowley James

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Herbert Vere Evatt, QC KStJ (30 April 1894 - 2 November 1965), was an Australian jurist, politician and writer. He was President of the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 49 and helped draft the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). He was Leader of the Australian Labor Party (and thus Leader of the Opposition) from 1951 to 1960.

Evatt was formally referred to as Dr H. V. Evatt, but was informally known as "Bert" or "Doc" Evatt.


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