Kenneth Bailey (lawyer)
Sir Kenneth Bailey
|Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department|
9 May 1946 – 2 February 1964
|Preceded by||Sir George Knowles|
|Succeeded by||Ted Hook|
Kenneth Hamilton Bailey
3 November 1898
Canterbury, Victoria, Australia
|Died||3 May 1972 (aged 73)|
|Spouse(s)||Editha Olga Bailey (m. 1925‑1972; his death)|
|Alma mater||University of Melbourne|
Corpus Christi, Oxford
|Occupation||Public servant, lawyer|
Life and career
Kenneth Bailey was born on 3 November 1898 in Canterbury, Victoria. He was dux of his high school, Wesley College, in 1916. He was Victoria's Rhodes Scholar for 1918, a feat later emulated by his son. Both attended Corpus Christi, Oxford.
In 1927, Bailey was appointed professor of jurisprudence at the University of Melbourne; the following year becoming the first Australia-born dean of the law school.
Between 1946 and 1964, Bailey was Solicitor-General of Australia and Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department. During his time as Solicitor-General, Bailey officially opened the Australian Police College in Barton on 25 October 1960.
Awards and honours
In 1972, the University of Melbourne awarded Bailey an honorary doctorate at a special conferring ceremony at Canberra Hospital. The degree was conferred to recognize his distinguished service to the university.
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