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Leslie Herron was born on 22 May, 1902 in Sydney, New South Wales, is a Former. Discover Leslie Herron's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 71 years old?

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Age 71 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 22 May 1902
Birthday 22 May
Birthplace Sydney, New South Wales
Date of death (1973-05-03)
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Nationality Australia

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Upon reaching the mandatory retirement age for judges in 1972, Herron remarked that he had reached 'the age of statutory senility' as he was no longer considered competent to work as a judge. Herron worked on a legal aid scheme and was the Administrator of the New South Wales government in the absence of the governor Sir Roden Cutler on an official visit to the United Kingdom between 11 April 1973 and until the date of his death on 3 May 1973 in St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst.


In 1966, Herron sentenced Peter Kocan to life imprisonment for the attempted assassination of Arthur Calwell, the incumbent federal opposition leader.


Herron was appointed a Knight of the Order of St John (KStJ) in 1964 for his work in the St John Ambulance. For his service as Chief Justice of New South Wales he was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 1964, and a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 1966 .


Herron was named 'Father of the Year' by the Australian Father's Day Council in 1963. In 1972 he received the second honorary Doctor of Law (LL.D) awarded by the University of New South Wales. New South Wales Rugby Union established the Sir Leslie Herron Scholarship in 2004 to support young players in the competition.


From March 1962, Herron served as Acting Chief Justice due to the illness of the then chief justice Herbert (Doc) Evatt. On Evatt's resignation, Herron was permanently appointed as Chief Justice on 25 October 1962. Herron was to serve as Chief Justice during a time of structural change in the Supreme Court. In 1965, the New South Wales Government established the Court of Appeal to replace the Full Court of the Supreme Court, the first court of its kind in Australia. The establishment became controversial because the government however appointed a junior judge of the court, Justice Wallace (appointed 1960) to be the first President of the Court of Appeal, rather than the Senior Puisne judge Bernard Sugerman (appointed 1947). The appointment of Wallace made him the second most senior judge of the Supreme Court after the Chief Justice. This was resented by some of the other judges of the court and led to a schism in the bench, which was not fixed until Wallace retired and was replaced by Sugerman. It led to certain judges refusing to sit with other judges which created its own tensions.


Herron served as a royal commissioner in the 1958 Royal Commission of Inquiry into statements made by the Auditor-General in his annual report for the year 30 June 1958 concerning the Minister for Housing, the Honourable Abram Landa. In 1961, Herron became the chairman of the Law Reform Committee.


Intensively involved with civic and sporting activities, Herron served as the president of the Australian Golf Club between 1944 and 1973. He was the president of the New South Wales Rugby Union between 1943 and 1956. He was elected as the first chairman of the Australian Rugby Football Union was that body was first started on 25 November 1949. He subsequently in 1957 was chairman of the International Rugby Football Board which is based in London. He was president of the New South Wales Amateur Swimming Association between 1949 and 1964. He was chairman of the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust between 1970 and 1972. Herron was the founding vice-president of Australian Neurological Foundation (now called the Brain Foundation) established in 1970. Herron was involved with fundraising for St Vincent's Hospital at Sydney, the Mater Misericordiae hospital in North Sydney, the National Heart Foundation, the Freedom from Hunger Campaign, the Central Methodist Mission, the Salvation Army and the Bush Children's Hostels Foundation of New South Wales. He was president of the New South Wales branch of the St John Ambulance Association. He was also a member of the New South Wales Olympic Council.


Herron was appointed as an acting judge of the District Court of New South Wales in February 1939. The District Court is a middle-ranking court in New South Wales. On 10 February 1941, Herron was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the state's highest court.


Herron was admitted to the New South Wales bar on 28 August 1925 and practiced in common law on the "Northern Circuit" of New South Wales. He married Andree Lorna on 6 January 1930 at St James' Anglican Church in the centre of Sydney on 6 January 1930. He took silk as a King's Counsel (KC) on 20 December 1939.


Sir Leslie James Herron KBE, CMG, KStJ (22 May 1902 – 3 May 1973) was a prominent Australian barrister, judge, Chief Justice and Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales. Biographer Martha Rutledge describes him as being "interested, interesting and with a lively sense of humour", but that he "conducted his court with consideration, dignity and mercy". The ferry The Lady Herron was named after his wife.

Herron was born on 22 May 1902 in the Sydney suburb of Mosman, to Henry Herron and Emily Ethel (née Downie). Leslie was the second of six siblings. He was educated at the Mosman Church of England Preparatory School, at Sydney Grammar School and at the University of Sydney. He obtained an LL.B in 1924 with second class honours. Herron played first-grade rugby union in the position of "breakaway" for the Sydney club Western Suburbs Football Club between 1922 and 1925.