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Samuel Griffith

Personal data
Date of birth21 June 1845
Place of birthMerthyr Tydfil, Wales
Date of death9 August 1920(age 75)
Place of deathBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
SpouseJulia Janet Thomson
9th Premier of Queensland
In office13 November 1883 - 13 June 1888
Succeeded byThomas McIlwraith
Preceded byThomas McIlwraith
In office12 August 1890 - 27 March 1893
Succeeded byThomas McIlwraith
Preceded byBoyd Dunlop Morehead
1st Chief Justice of Australia
In office5 October 1903 - 17 October 1919
Appointed byAlfred Deakin
Succeeded bySir Adrian Knox
Preceded byNew office

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Sir Samuel Walker Griffith GCMG QC, (21 June 1845 9 August 1920) was an Australian politician, Premier of Queensland, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia and a principal author of the Constitution of Australia.


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