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CROWN LAW OFFICE

NEW SOLICITORGENERAL

PROFESSOR H. H. CORNISH

The Prime Minister (the Rt. Hon. G. [W. Fortes) announced today that Professor H. H. Cornish, Professor of English and New Zealand Law at Victoria University College, had been appointed Solicitor-General, in. succession to Mr. Justice Fair, recentlyelevated to the Supreme Court : Bench.' Professor Cornish will take over hli new duties in a few days. ; " Professor Cornish was born at Kaitangata in 1887. He was educated at the Otago Boys' High School and at Otago University College, at each of which institutions he was the holder of various scholarships. He was the first student in New Zealand to gain his M.A. degree with . double first-class honours in English, Latin, and Philosophy. Ho was an-Otago nominee for a Rhodes Scholarship. After a short career as., a teacher on the staff of the Gisborne High School, he came to Wellington to study law at Victoria Uni-■wrf?-ty Coll°gc- While studying in .\\clhngton ho founded Wellesley College, of which he was the first headmaster, and conducted night classes ia various subjects at Bauks College, where his pupils gained many successes. He. commenced practice .about. 191S as a barrister and solicitor, and- later became a member of the firm of Webb, Richmond, and Cornish. In 1930 he succeeded Professor Garrow as Professor of English and New Zealand Law at Victoria University College, retaining his right to practise as a barrister. He has appeared as counsel in many important eases, notably the Lysol case. At A rictoria College he has enjo}.d considerable popularity a as professor, being president of both the football and cricket clubs. Ho was a member for several years of the council of the Wellington District Law Society-, of which he was president in 1926, and he has' also been a member of the council of the New Zealand Law Society, the Council of Law Reporting, and the Rules Committee. In addition ■to the degree of Master of Arts, Professor Cornish holds the degree of LL.M.

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CROWN LAW OFFICE, Evening Post, Volume CXVII, Issue 112, 14 May 1934

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CROWN LAW OFFICE Evening Post, Volume CXVII, Issue 112, 14 May 1934

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