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Sir Isaac Isaacs

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9th Governor-General of Australia
In office
21 January 1931 – 23 January 1936
Monarch George V
Edward VIII
Prime Minister James Scullin
Joseph Lyons
Preceded by The Lord Stonehaven
Succeeded by The Lord Gowrie
3rd Chief Justice of Australia
In office
2 April 1930 – 21 January 1931
Nominated by James Scullin
Appointed by The Lord Stonehaven
Preceded by Sir Adrian Knox
Succeeded by Sir Frank Gavan Duffy
Justice of the High Court of Australia
In office
12 October 1906 – 2 April 1930
Nominated by Alfred Deakin
Appointed by Henry Northcote, 1st Baron Northcote
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Sir Edward McTiernan
Attorney-General of Australia
In office
6 July 1905 – 10 October 1906
Prime Minister Alfred Deakin
Preceded by Josiah Symon
Succeeded by Littleton Groom
Member of the Australian Parliament
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In office
9 May 1901 – 10 October 1906
Preceded by None
Australian Federation
Succeeded by Joseph Brown
Personal details
Born
Isaac Alfred Isaacs

(1855-08-06)6 August 1855
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died 11 February 1948(1948-02-11) (aged 92)
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Spouse(s) Deborah "Daisy" Jacobs (m. 1888–1948; his death)
Children 2
Profession Barrister, 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.



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