Isaac Isaacs

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Sir Isaac Isaacs

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9th Governor-General of Australia
In office
21 January 1931 – 23 January 1936
MonarchGeorge V
Edward VIII
Prime MinisterJames Scullin
Joseph Lyons
Preceded byThe Lord Stonehaven
Succeeded byThe Lord Gowrie
3rd Chief Justice of Australia
In office
2 April 1930 – 21 January 1931
Nominated byJames Scullin
Appointed byThe Lord Stonehaven
Preceded bySir Adrian Knox
Succeeded bySir Frank Gavan Duffy
Justice of the High Court of Australia
In office
12 October 1906 – 2 April 1930
Nominated byAlfred Deakin
Appointed byHenry Northcote, 1st Baron Northcote
Preceded byNone
Succeeded bySir Edward McTiernan
Attorney-General of Australia
In office
6 July 1905 – 10 October 1906
Prime MinisterAlfred Deakin
Preceded byJosiah Symon
Succeeded byLittleton Groom
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Indi
In office
9 May 1901 – 10 October 1906
Preceded byNone
Australian Federation
Succeeded byJoseph Brown
Personal details
Born
Isaac Alfred Isaacs

(1855-08-06)6 August 1855
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died11 February 1948(1948-02-11) (aged 92)
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Spouse(s)Deborah "Daisy" Jacobs (m. 1888–1948; his death)
Children2
ProfessionBarrister, politician, judge

Sir Isaac Alfred Isaacs GCB GCMG KC (6 June 1855 – 11 February 1948) was an Australian judge and politician. He served as the Chief Justice of Australia from 2 April 1930 until 21 January 1931. He also served as the 9th, and first Australian-born, Governor-General from 21 January 1931 until 23 January 1936.

Isaacs was born in Melbourne, Victoria. His parents, German-born Alfred Isaacs and English-born Rebecca Abrahams, were Jewish immigrants. He was married to Deborah "Daisy" Jacobs (c. 1870–1960) from 1888 until Isaacs' death. He had two daughters. He was strongly against Zionism.

Isaacs died after an illness on 11 February 1948 in South Yarra, Melbourne, aged 92. He was given a state funeral and was buried in the Melbourne General Cemetery after a synagogue service.[1]

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  1. "SIR ISAAC ISAACS DIES AT 92". The Argus. 12 February 1948. Retrieved 22 September 2015.

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