Chief Justice of Queensland

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The Chief Justice of Queensland is the senior judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the highest ranking judicial officer in the Australian state of Queensland. The Chief Justice is both the judicial head of the Supreme Court as well as the administrative head. He or she is responsible for arranging the business of the court and establishing its rules and procedures.

The current Chief Justice is Paul de Jersey, who was appointed by Governor Peter Arnison in 1998.

List of Chief Justices of Queensland[edit]

Name Term Reason for leaving Death
James Cockle 21 February 1863 – 24 June 1879 Retired 27 January 1895
Charles Lilley 25 June 1879 – 13 March 1893 Resigned 20 August 1897
Samuel Griffith 13 March 1893 – 4 October 1903 Appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia 9 August 1920
Pope Alexander Cooper 21 October 1903 – 31 March 1922 Retired 30 August 1923
Thomas McCawley 1 April 1922 – 16 April 1925 Death 16 April 1925
James Blair 24 April 1925 – 16 May 1940 Retired 18 November 1944
Hugh Denis Macrossan 17 May 1940 – 23 June 1940 Death 23 June 1940
William Webb 27 June 1940 – 15 May 1946 Appointed to the High Court of Australia 11 August 1972
Neal Macrossan 23 April 1946 – 30 December 1955 Death 30 December 1955
Alan Mansfield 9 February 1956 – 21 February 1966 Retired 17 July 1980
William Mack 24 February 1966 – 12 May 1971 Retired 26 July 1979
Mostyn Hanger 13 May 1971 – 18 July 1977 Retired 11 August 1980
Charles Wanstall 19 July 1977 – 17 February 1982 Retired 17 October 1999
Walter Campbell 18 February 1982 – 7 July 1985 Appointed as Governor of Queensland 4 September 2004
Dormer Andrews 8 July 1985 – 7 April 1989 Retired 28 July 2004
John Murtagh Macrossan 10 April 1989 – 16 February 1998 Retired 19 September 2005
Paul de Jersey 21 September 1998 Current

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