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.
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