H. V. Evatt

Politician, Author

1894 – 1965

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Who was H. V. Evatt?

Herbert Vere "H.V." Evatt, QC KStJ, was an Australian jurist, lawyer, parliamentarian and writer.

He was the Chief Justice of New South Wales from 1960 to 1962, the Leader of the Australian Labor Party from 1951 to 1960, the third President of the United Nations General Assembly from 1948 to 1949 and helped draft the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first Chairman of the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission in 1946, the de facto Deputy Prime Minister and Attorney-General and Minister for External Affairs in the Australian War Cabinet from 1941 to 1949, and a Justice of the High Court of Australia from 1930 to 1940.

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Born
Apr 30, 1894
Maitland
Also known as
  • Herbert Vere Evatt
  • Judge H. V. Evatt
Siblings
Nationality
  • Australia
Profession
Education
  • University of Sydney
  • St Andrew's College, Sydney
Lived in
  • New South Wales
Died
Nov 2, 1965
Canberra

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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