Ewan Crawford

Male, Person

1941 –


Who is Ewan Crawford?

Ewan Charles Crawford is an Australian judge and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania.

Crawford was born in Launceston to parents Sir George and Lady Crawford. He went to Launceston Church Grammar School.

He became a student of law in 1959 and worked as an Associate to Chief Justice Stanley Burbury.

He graduated from University of Tasmania on 12 May 1964 with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. He was employed by Douglas and Collins, Barristers and Solicitors, in Launceston as an employed solicitor. At his swearing-in, he relates that he had to send away his first client so that he could ask somebody to help him with his advice. He then gave the wrong advice to his second client, and had to call him back to set it straight. He took a year off in 1965 to travel overseas and returned as an employed solicitor in 1966. In 1968 he was made a partner of the firm. In that same year he married Robyn on 18 May, and they now have two sons and a daughter.

He was a Council Member of the Law Society of Tasmania between 1972 to 1984. He became President of the Law Society for 1979–1980. He was also involved in the Northern Regional Law Society and the Northern Area Legal Assistance Committee.

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Apr 1, 1941
  • University of Tasmania

on July 23, 2013


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