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Evatt, Herbert Vere

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Born: 1894 AD
Died: 1965 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Politician

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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.



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