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SIR JOHN FINDLAY'S CAREER

Sir John George Findlay, K.C., was born at Dunedin, in 1862, and was educated at Scott's Academy, Hokitika, and the Otago University.: He .became an LL^B. in 1886, and an LL.D. in 1893. In 1887 he was admitted to the.Bar, and in partnership with. Mr. 3?. G. Dalziell practised his profession at Palmerston* South. After lecturing on political science at Otago University, he removed to Wellington, and entered into partnership with Sir Robert ■ Stout, On the latter's appointment as Chief Justice, Dr.' Findlay and Mr. F. G. Dalziell again entered into partnership. On the death of the Hon. A. Pitt he accepted the portfolio of Attorney-General and Colonial Secretary in the Ward Administration. He was appointed K.C. in 1907, and for some years was a member of the Victoria College Council. On the retirement of the Hon. J. M'Gowan from the House of Representatives, Sir John (then Dr.) Findlay took the portfolio of Justice. In March, 1911, he went with Sir Joseph Ward to the Imperial Conference. On his return he resigned his position as Leader of the Legislative Council, Attorney-General, and Minister of Justice, and contested the Parnell seat, but was defeated. His retirement from political life was on 18th December, 1911.

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SIR JOHN FINDLAY'S CAREER, Evening Post, Volume XCIII, Issue 59, 9 March 1917

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SIR JOHN FINDLAY'S CAREER Evening Post, Volume XCIII, Issue 59, 9 March 1917

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