Beattie, David Stuart, Sir
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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