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HON. I. A. ISAACS.
The new Attorney-General (the Hon. Isaac Alfred Isaacs) is a K.C., and one of the most astute lawyers In Victoria. He is a native of Melbourne, where he was born on 6th August, 1655. His father was Mr. Alfred Isaacs, of Auburn, Victoria. From the Beechworth Grammar School he
passed to the Melbourne University, where ne took the degrees of LL.B. and LL.M., and graduated as a scholar in Law with first-class honours. Called to the Bar In 1880, he soon acquired an extensive prie tice, and in 1889 he became a Q.C. Hi» first entry into politics was in 1892, when he was elected for the constituency of Bo- gong. In the following year he became Sohcitor-General in the Patterson Govern- ment; and in 1894, when Sir George
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Turner took the Premiershiß, he accepted the portfolio of Attorney-General. W hen Sir George formed his second Administra- tion in 1900, on the eve of federation, Mr. Isaacs again became Attorney-General He was elected a member of the first Federal Parliament, and now sits for the Indi electorate. He was a member of the 1897 convention.