Dudley Williams (judge)

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Sir Dudley Williams
Justice of the High Court of Australia
In office
15 October 1940 – 31 July 1958
Nominated by Robert Menzies
Preceded by H.V. Evatt
Succeeded by Sir Victor Windeyer
Personal details
Born 7 December 1889
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died 8 January 1963
The High Court in 1952, Williams centre back row.

Sir Dudley Williams, KBE, MC, KC (7 December 1889 – 8 January 1963), Australian judge, was a Justice of the High Court of Australia.

Williams was born in Sydney, and was educated at Sydney Grammar School. He later studied at the University of Sydney, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1912 and a Bachelor of Laws (with honours) in 1915.

He was admitted to the New South Wales Bar later in 1915, but did not practise until 1921, because of his service in the First World War. He was a Captain in the Royal Field Artillery, and was awarded the Military Cross. In 1935 Williams was made a King's Counsel. In 1939 he was appointed as an Acting Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and in 1940 he was elevated to the position of a full Judge of the court. In the same year, Williams was appointed to the bench of the High Court, on 15 October. He remained on the bench until his retirement in 1958.

Sir Dudley Williams died in 1963.