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
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.