George John Robert Murray

George John Robert Murray

George John Robert Murray

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Sir George John Robert Murray <small>KCMG</small> (27 September 1863 – 18 February 1942) was a judge from 2 April 1913 until 18 February 1942 on the Supreme Court of South Australia, which is the highest ranking court in the Australian State of South Australia. He was Chief Judge from 20 January 1916 until 18 February 1942.

Early life

George John Robert Murray was born at Murray Park, Magill, near Adelaide, the second surviving son of Alexander Borthwick Murray, a pioneer sheep-breeder and South Australia politician, and his second wife Margaret, née Tinline.Alex C. Castles, '', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol. 10, MUP, 1986, pp 640-641. Retrieved 2009-10-28 George Murray and was educated at St Peter's College, Adelaide, where he won the Prankerd, Wyatt, Christchurch and Farrell scholarships. At the University of Adelaide Murray won the John Howard Clark scholarship for English literature in 1882, qualified for the B.A. degree in 1883, and won a South Australian scholarship. Murray then studied at the University of Cambridge where he took his B.A. and LL.B. degrees, being bracketed senior in the law tripos in 1887.Murray also represented Cambridge in cricket and rowing.

Legal career

Murray was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1888, returned to South Australia and was associate to Sir Samuel Way until 1891, when he began practising as a...
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