Anton Bertram

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Thomas Anton Bertram
22nd Chief Justice of Ceylon
In office
26 July 1918 – 1925
Appointed by John Anderson
Preceded by Alexander Wood Renton
Succeeded by Charles Ernest St. John Branch
5th Attorney General of Ceylon
In office
19 May 1911 – 1918
Preceded by Alfred Lascelles
Succeeded by Henry Gollan
Personal details
Born (1869-02-08)8 February 1869
Barnstable, Devon, England
Died 17 September 1937(1937-09-17) (aged 68)
Canterbury, Kent, England
Alma mater University of Cambridge

Sir Thomas Anton Bertram KC (8 February 1869 - 17 September 1937) was an English Barrister and the 22nd Chief Justice of Ceylon. He was appointed on 26 July 1918 succeeding Alexander Wood Renton and was Chief Justice until 1925. He was succeeded by Charles Ernest St. John Branch.[1][2]


Bertram was born in Barnstable, Devon, on 8 February 1869, the son of the Reverend R. A. Bertram, a Congregational minister.[3] He was educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.[3] He was called to the bar in 1893 and appointed Attorney-General of The Bahamas in 1902.[3] In 1907 he was appointed a Puisne Judge in Cyprus and then Attorney-General of Ceylon in 1911.[3]

Bertam died at his home in Canterbury, Kent, on 17 September 1937, aged 68.[3]


  1. ^ "Overview". Judicial Service Commission Secretariat. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  2. ^ BERTRAM, Sir Anton. Who Was Who. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Sir Anton Bertram". The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. 18 September 1937. p. 37. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Alexander Wood Renton
Chief Justice of Ceylon
Succeeded by
Charles Ernest St. John Branch
Preceded by
Alfred Lascelles
Attorney General of Ceylon
Succeeded by
Henry Gollan