Sir Arthur Dean, KC (25 May 1893 – 25 September 1970) 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
Dean was born in Merino, Victoria and educated at Scotch College, Melbourne. 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.
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).
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.
Dean died in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 25 September 1970, survived by his wife and two daughters.