Latham, John, Sir, 1877-1964

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Politician. House of Representatives, 1922-1934; Deputy Leader of the Opposition, 1929-1931; Deputy Prime Minister, 1931-1934. Occupied portfolios of Attorney-General, Industry and External affairs.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1925-1946. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225851357

Born in Melbourne, Sir John was called to the Bar in 1904, taught at Melbourne University, and became a King's Counsel in 1922. He entered politics in 1922 as Progressive Liberal for the Federal Seat of Kooyong, becoming in 1931 Deputy Prime Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for External Affairs and Minister for Industry. He was appointed Chief Justice of the High Court in 1935, held many other offices during his career and was involved in a large number of organizations.

From the description of Papers of Sir John Latham, 1868-1964 [microform]. 1868-1964. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225467274

From the description of Papers of Sir John Latham, 1868-1964. 1868-1964. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 221026233

John Greig Latham was a member of the Nationalist/United Australia Party for the House of Representatives 1922-1934 and the Leader of the Opposition from 20 November 1929 - 7 May 1931. From 1935 until 1952, Latham was Chief Justice of the High Court, with an interval in 1940-1941 when he was Australian Minister to Japan.

From the description of Letter [manuscript]. 1962, November 5 - 1965, July 8. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 224340198

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associatedWith Cook, Joseph Sir, 1860-1947. person
associatedWith Harry, Ralph, 1917-2002. person
associatedWith Henderson, Leslie M. (Leslie Moir) person
associatedWith Latham family family
associatedWith Native Fauna Conservation Society of Victoria. corporateBody
associatedWith Perry, Warren, 1909- person
associatedWith Williams, Howard E. (Howard Ernest), 1910- person
associatedWith Yorston, Keith Sir, 1902-1983. person
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Birth 1877-08-26

Death 1964-07-25

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