Kevin Haugh

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Kevin O'Hanrahan Haugh (17 November 1901 – 5 April 1969) was an Irish barrister and judge.

He was born in Dublin and educated at Blackrock College and University College Dublin; called to the Bar 1925, Senior Counsel 1938. He was a leading junior prosecutor for the State and Attorney General 1940-1942. He was appointed a High Court judge in 1942. He was for many years the Probate Judge and an acknowledged authority on succession law. He became a judge of the Supreme Court in 1961. He retired in 1968 and died the following year.[1]

His son, also Kevin (1944–2009) followed his father's path to the Bar and the High Court; unlike his father he was also a judge of the Circuit Court. He was an immensely popular judge whose career was cut short by his early death in 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Casey, James " The Irish Law Officers " Round Hall Sweet and Maxwell Dublin 1996
Legal offices
Preceded by
Patrick Lynch
Attorney General of Ireland
1940–1942
Succeeded by
Kevin Dixon