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|1st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Indonesia|
|Preceded by||New Term|
|Succeeded by||Wirjono Prodjodikoro|
September 8, 1898|
Purwakarta, West Java, Dutch East Indies
|Died||August 11, 1952
|Alma mater||Leiden University|
He obtained his diploma from the Recht Hoge School (literally 'High School of Justice') in 1913.
Kusumah Atmadja started his career as a court clerk in 1919 and was seconded to the Court at Buitenzorg. That same year he received a scholarship to continue his legal education at the University of Leiden.
In 1922 he completed his studies. He obtained the title Doctor in de rechtsgeleerheid with a dissertation entitled De Mohamedaansche Vrome Stichtingen in Indië (Institute of Islamic Scholars in the Dutch East Indies), in which he outlined the law of war in the Dutch East Indies.
Upon his return to the Dutch East Indies, Kusumah Atmadja was offered as a judge at the Raad Van Justitie (High Court) in Batavia. After a year, Kusumah Atmadja was then appointed Landraad Voorzitter (Chairman of the District Court) in Indramayu.[clarification needed]
When Japan evicted the Dutch, Kusumah Atmadja continued as a court official. In 1942, he served as Chairman of Chihoo Hooin (District Court) in Semarang. In addition, he was also appointed as Chief Justice for Central Java in 1944.
Members of BPUPKI
Atmaja became a member of the Committee for Preparatory Work for Indonesian Independence, or BPUPKI, on April 29, 1945. The body was an effort to gain the support of the Indonesian people using the promise of Japanese help for Indonesian independence.
Indonesian Independence Era
After Indonesia gained its independence on August 17, 1945, Atmaja was assigned to establish the country's Supreme Court in 1950. He served as its chairman from 1950 until his death in 1952.
He was asked by the Dutch State to lead the formation of the Dutch teddy State Pasundan in 1947, but refused.
Atmadja was awarded the title of National Hero by Presidential Decree No. 124/1965.
|Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Indonesia