Isaacs, Sir Isaac Alfred

(1855–1948)
   Governor-general and chief justice of Australia. The son of a Polish immigrant, Isaacs advanced rapidly as a lawyer and politician in the state of Victoria. Elected to the state parliament in 1892, he became solicitor general, then attorney general. A strong advocate of federation, he was elected to the first federal parliament in 1900, and was attorney general until 1906, when he was appointed to the federal High Court. In 1930 he became chief justice of Australia. A year later he was appointed the first Australian-born governor-general.

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  • ISAACS, SIR ISAAC ALFRED — (1855–1948), Australian lawyer and politician who became governor general and chief justice of Australia. Isaacs father emigrated from Poland to England and then to Australia at the time of the gold rush (c. 1851). Isaac Isaacs was born in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Isaac Isaacs — Sir Isaac Alfred Isaacs, GCB, GCMG (* 6. August 1855 in Melbourne; † 11. Februar 1948 ebenda) war Oberster Richter Australiens und der neunte Generalgouverneur des Landes. Die Durchsetzung der Ernennung Isaacs als ersten Australier zum… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Isaac Isaacs — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Isaacs. Sir Isaac Isaacs Sir Isaac Alfred Isaacs (6 août 1855–12 février 1948), a été préside …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Isaac Isaacs — Infobox Governor General honorific prefix = The Right Honourable name= Sir Isaac Isaacs honorific suffix = GCB GCMG order= 9th office= Governor General of Australia term start=21 January 1931 term end=23 January 1936 predecessor=The Viscount… …   Wikipedia

  • Isaacs — /ˈaɪzəks/ (say uyzuhks) noun Sir Isaac Alfred, 1855–1948, Australian jurist; chief justice of the High Court 1930–31; first Australian born governor general, 1931–36. Isaac Isaacs graduated in law from Melbourne University in 1880 and was a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Isaacs — I. biographical name Sir Isaac Alfred 1855 1948 Australian jurist & statesman; governor general of Australia (1931 36) II. biographical name Rufus Daniel see Marquis of reading …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Isaacs — /uy zeuhks/ for 1; /ee sahks / for 2, n. 1. Sir Isaac Alfred, 1855 1948, Australian jurist: governor general of Australia 1931 36. 2. Jorge /hawrdd hay/. 1837 95, Colombian novelist. * * * …   Universalium

  • Isaacs — /uy zeuhks/ for 1; /ee sahks / for 2, n. 1. Sir Isaac Alfred, 1855 1948, Australian jurist: governor general of Australia 1931 36. 2. Jorge /hawrdd hay/. 1837 95, Colombian novelist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alfred Deakin — (3 août 1856 7 octobre 1919), était un intellectuel australien et fut le deuxième premier ministre de l Australie. Dans le dernier quart du XIXesiècle, Deakin fut un des principaux contributeurs aux réformes libérales dans la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alfred Deakin — Infobox Prime Minister honorific prefix = The Honourable name=Alfred Deakin upright order=2nd Prime Minister of Australia Elections: 1903, 1906, 1910 term start =24 September 1903 term end =27 April 1904 term start2 =5 July 1905 term end2 =13… …   Wikipedia

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