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Beattie, David Stuart, Sir

Born: 1924 AD
Currently alive, at 91 years of age.

Nationality: New Zealand
Categories: Governor General, Politician


1924 - Born on the 29th of February in Sydney, Australia. New Zealand lawyer and politician.

         - He was educated at Auckland University, on the North Island of New Zealand.

1941 - Joined the army and rose to the rank of sergeant.

         - Transferred to the naval volunteer reserve as a sub-lieutenant.

1948 - Earned law degree at Auckland University before setting up in private practice.

1965 - He became a queen's counsel, a barrister appointed counsel to the Crown.

1969 - Served as Supreme Court judge.

1977-1978 - Chaired the Royal Commission on the Courts.

1980-1985 - Appointed Governor-General of New Zealand.

         - Received two knighthoods, the Grand Cross and Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George from the Queen.

1986 - Became the Chairman Festival of the Arts.

1989 - President of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association and was president of the Sports Foundation twice.

1990 - Served as patron of the New Zealand Youth Choir.

2001 - David Beattie died on the 4th of February in Upper Hutt.


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