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Hart, Graham Lloyd

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Birth Date: 6 January 1906 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 18 April 1974 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Percy Lloyd and Margaret Beatrice Hart (nee Crombie)

Family: Helen Constance Bryant on 21 July 1942, 2 sons, 1 daughter

Education: Eagle Junction State School; Brisbane Grammar School; University of Queensland, 1925; Bar Board exams

Religion: Church of England


Supreme Court judge, 1963 to 1974; Queen's Counsel, 1953; Admitted to the Queensland Bar and Associate to Mr Justice Henchman, 1933; Jackeroo and station overseer, Longreach, 1926 to 1929

Military Service: Captain, 2nd AIF, Australian Army, 7th Division, Middle East and New Guinea, 1939 to 1944

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly LIB Mount Gravatt 3 Aug 1957 24 Jan 1963

Additional Information

Notes: Chairman, Supreme Court's Library Committee, 1967; President, Bar Association of Queensland, 1961 to 1963; Committee Member, Bar Association of Queensland, 1961 to 1963; Vice-President, Law Council of Australia, 1961 to 1963; Chairman,  Barristers Chambers Ltd, 1959 to 1963; Founder and Chairman, Mount Gravatt Group of Building Societies; Chairman, Law Reform Commission, 1973; Member: Archbishop's Election Committee for the Church of England, Queensland Club, United Services Club, Supreme Court LIbrary Committee; and Brisbane Legacy

Publications: `An attempt at the meaning of statutes', University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 2, p. 264, `Retiring partners', Australian Law Journal, Vol. 27, p. 557, `Some aspects of section 92 of the Constitution', Australian Law Journal, Vol. 30, p. 551, `Hearing of debtors petitions', Australian Law Journal, Vol. 4, No. 4

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 28118-0001-0768; Courier-Mail, 'Keen tussle likely for endorsement in safe Lib. seats', 25 January 1963; Courier-Mail, 'Mr. Justice Hart dies at his home', 19 Apr 1974; Rahemtula, Aladin, 'Hart, Graham Lloyd (1906–1974)', Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University (Melbourne: University Press, 1996); The Supreme Court of Queensland Library, Shaping Queensland: Prominent Legal Families. Power & Hart  http://www.sclqld.org.au/schp/exhibitions/power&hart/Hart/Hart_family%20tree.htm; Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

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