Isaacs, Sir Isaac Alfred

Born 6 August 1855 (Melbourne, Victoria)
Died 11 February 1948. (South Yarra)
Parents: Alfred and Rebecca, nee Abrahams
Marriage: 1888, Deborah Jacobs; 2d.
Occupation: Barrister
Religion: Jewish
Education: Yackandandah where he lived from 1858, first at a small private school, then at the State school when it opened; at Beechworth from 1867 at the common school and grammar school; matriculated 1874; part-time student Melbourne University from 1876

Career: To Melbourne; clerk Crown Law Department 1875-1881 qualified pupil teacher 1870, taught at local schools 1870-1875, LL.B. and called to Bar 1880; LL.M. 1883; QC 1899; High Court justice 1906-1930; chief justice 1930; privy councillor 1921; KCMG 1928; governor-general, 1931-1936; GCMG 1932; GCB 1937. Member Federal conventions 1897-1898.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLABogongMay 1892 May 1893Resigned
MLABogongJune 1893 May 1901Resigned

Non-Victorian Parliamentary Service: MHR 1901-1906
Appointments: Solicitor-general 23 Jan 1893-25 May 1893; attorney-general 27 Sept 1894-5 Dec 1899, 19 Nov 1900-4 June 1901. Royal commission constitutional reform 1894
References: Cowen, Z., 'Isaac Isaacs', Melbourne, 1967; Gordon, M., 'Sir Isaac Isaacs', London, 1963; Argus, 12 Feb 1948
Initial data source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last update: 1972 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.