Arthur Dean (judge)

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Sir Arthur Dean, KC (25 May 1893 – 25 September 1970)[1] was an Australian lawyer, noteworthy as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Chancellor of the University of Melbourne.

Early life and education[edit]

Dean was born in Merino, Victoria and educated at Scotch College, Melbourne.[1] After school he won an exhibition to the University of Melbourne where he obtained an LL.B. and LL.M..


Dean was appointed King's Counsel in March 1944 and became a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1949 where he continued as a judge until 1965.[1]

Dean gave much service to the University of Melbourne, including as a Lecturer in Equity (1929–39), member of Council (1950-1969), Deputy-Chancellor (1953–54) and Chancellor (1954-66).[1]

Dean was an elder of the Malvern Presbyterian Church, Melbourne and was Chairman of the Council of Presbyterian Ladies College, Melbourne. He was knighted in 1960.[1]


Dean died in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 25 September 1970, survived by his wife and two daughters.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Sharwood, R. L. "Dean, Sir Arthur (1893–1970)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir Charles John Lowe
Chancellor of the University of Melbourne
Succeeded by
Sir William Upjohn