Gerard Brennan

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Sir Gerard Brennan
10th Chief Justice of Australia
In office
21 April 1995 – 21 May 1998
Nominated byPaul Keating
Appointed byBill Hayden
Preceded byAnthony Mason
Succeeded byMurray Gleeson
Justice of the High Court of Australia
In office
12 February 1981 – 21 April 1995
Appointed byMalcolm Fraser
Preceded byHarry Gibbs
Succeeded byWilliam Gummow
Personal details
Francis Gerard Brennan

(1928-05-22)22 May 1928
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Died1 June 2022(2022-06-01) (aged 94)
Patricia O'Hara
(m. 1953; her death 2019)

Sir Francis Gerard Brennan (22 May 1928 – 1 June 2022) was an Australian lawyer and jurist. He was the 10th Chief Justice of Australia, appointed by Prime Minister Paul Keating in 1995.[1] Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser appointed Brennan to the court in 1981.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The National Legal Eagle : Who's Who in the Legal Zoo: Sir Gerard Brennan AC, KBE – Former Chief Justice of the High Court". 2010. Archived from the original on 9 November 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  2. The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia. Melbourne: Oxford University Press. 2002. p. 755.