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Evatt, Herbert Vere

Born: 1894 AD
Died: 1965 AD
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Politician

1894 – Born on the 30th of April in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia.

1919 – He graduated with a law degree in the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

1925 – He was elected as an Australian Labor Party member for Belmain in the New South Wales

                Legislative Assembly.

1930 – He was appointed as the youngest-ever justice of the High Court of Australia.

1940 – He resigned from the High Court to return to politics.

           – He was elected federal Member of Parliament for the Sydney seat of Barton, Australia.

1941 – He became Attorney-General and Minister for External Affairs.

1945 – He played a leading role in the founding of the United Nations.

1946 – He became deputy leader of the Labor Party after the election.

1948 – He was President of the United Nations General Assembly.

        – He helped draft the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

1951 – He was elected as a Labor leader without opposition.

1958 – He made a dramatic offer to resign as leader during the election campaign.

1960 – He was appointed as a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.

1962 – He suffered a nervous breakdown and retired from the bench.

1965 – He died on the 2nd of November in Canberra, Australia.