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THE NEW JUDGE

(PEE PKBBS ASSOCIATION.) Wblmnoton, January 21. Mr J. E. Danniatoo, of Dunodln, has been offered and has accepted the Judgefthip, tbe Government receiving Intimation of his acceptance this afternoon. Dunbdin, Jan nary 22. The "Times 11 and "Star" favorably criticise Mr Denoistou'a appointment. (Danedln correspondent of tho •• Press.") Mr John Edward Pennlstor, who has just reooived tho appointment of Supreme Ocurt Judge for the Canterbury district, was born at Biahoptown, near Glaigow, In 1845 He was ednoated partly it Glasgow and at Greenocfe Academies, and at the board lng-aohool of .Blair Lodge, near Falkirk, after whloh be completed his education at Glasgow University. Mr Dennlston'e career In all his school days was a brilliant one, and In his last year at Greonook Academy he was gold medallist aa best soholar In classics and mothematks. At Glasgow, University he gained a valuable scholarship open to all •tndenta from the populous counties of Larnarktbire and Renfrewshire. At College be oommenoed to study for the Bar, bat was luterrnptad by his leaving for Naw Zealand, In company with his father (Mr Tbos. Dennlaton, of Inveroar■slll) aud brothers m 1862- On his arrival m the coloDy he entered the Oivll Service, joining the Post Offioo Department firat m loveroarglll and afterwards lv Christohnroh, bnt after a few months' work be left the Pnbllo Servioe for tb^t of the Bank of New Soi^fch Wales, In whloh he served for upwards of six years, Purlng tbe fatter past of this time be read law steadily, and qualified himself for tho position he obtained In tbe effloe of Mr Stewart, solloitor, jnst then vaoated by Mr (now Sir) Robert Stout. On the expiry of his articles, and on being admitted as a Bolloitor, after a most satlafaotory examination, Mr Dennlaton joined Mr Geo. Hutohlnsun In praotloe at Wauganul for a few monthe, but afterwards rejoned Mr Stewart In Dqnedlo aa a partner. Mr Allan Holmeo shortly afterwards also joined the firm. On the opening of the Otago University Mr Dennlston attended the Latin and mental f>hilosophy classes, beoomlog a pr'zaman n both. _____________

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THE NEW JUDGE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2043, 22 January 1889

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THE NEW JUDGE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2043, 22 January 1889

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