Anthony J. Hederman
|Judge of the Supreme Court|
1 July 1981 – 14 January 1993
|Nominated by||Government of Ireland|
|Appointed by||Patrick Hillery|
|18th Attorney General of Ireland|
6 July 1977 – 29 June 1981
|Preceded by||John M. Kelly|
|Succeeded by||Peter Sutherland|
Anthony James Hederman
11 August 1921
Naas, County Kildare, Ireland
|Died||10 January 2014 (aged 92)|
Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
Anthony James Hederman (11 August 1921 – 10 January 2014) was an Irish judge and barrister who served as a Judge of the Supreme Court from 1981 to 1993 and Attorney General of Ireland from 1977 to 1981.
He was born on 11 August 1921 in Naas, County Kildare, Ireland. He was educated at Castleknock College, a private Roman Catholic boys' school in Castleknock, Dublin. He went on to obtain an honours degree in legal and political science from University College Dublin.
Hederman was called to the Bar in 1944. He mainly undertook prosecutions and other State work. He was Attorney General of Ireland from July 1977 to June 1981. In 1981, he was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland and served there until 1993. He was the sole dissenter in the X Case judgement. He was later appointed as the president of the Law Reform Commission. He died in 2014. After his death the UCD Student Legal Service society named its annual moot court competition in honour of the late Mr Justice Hederman.
- "Mr Justice Anthony Hederman". The Times. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
- O'Regan, Michael (15 January 2014). "Legal life of the late Anthony Hederman was 'a vocation'". Irish Times. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
- Hand, Lise (15 January 2014). "Judge Anthony Hederman hailed as 'quiet hero' at funeral Mass". Irish Independent. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
- "Gallery of previous Attorneys General - 1954 to 1981". Office of the Attorney General. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2011.
- "Hederman's term extended". The Irish Times. 10 October 1997.
- "HEDERMAN, Justice Anthony: Death notice". The Irish Times. 12 January 2014.
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