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THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DIES SUDDENLY - - - ? — — ^^— — — ^— ^»^^^— ?^?^^?^??^^?^^HM^^M ? ^__^_____ ? . ? ?
Hon. T.A.L. Davy Collapses While Playing Cards
STATE LOSES DISTINGUISHED PERSONALITY,
Rhodes Scholar - King's Counsel - Minister Of The Crown - Brilliant Career In Politics And At The Bar |
Hie Attorney General (Eon. TA. L. Davy, K.C.) col lapsed and died while playing cards late to-night The late Mr. Davy was apparently in excellent health
when he sat down to play with some mends at the Savoy HoteL In the middle of a hand he suddenly fell back and j on examination being made it was found that he was be- | yond aid. Mr. Davy who was in his early forties first distinguish* ed himself as a Rhodes Scholar and has since had a brilliant j legal and political career. He first entered Parliament when he defeated Mrs. Cowan nine years ago and soon attained Ministerial rank. ! When the Mitchell Government assumed office the J post of Attorney General and Minister for Education was j given to Mr. Davy and several times during the absence I of Sir James he has occupied the position of Acting Premier. J He proved himself not only a capable and clever ad- I ministrator but a distinguished personality in the House and I his contributions to the various debates were marked not I only by wide knowledge but by a broad outlook on all pub- j lie questions. *** . ? ; I Despite his onerous political dudes he also found time 1 to continue his extensive legal practice and some months I ago his legal career was crowned by his admission to the I distiiuniished ranks of King's Counsellors. E
The late Mr. Davy won his Rhodes Scholarship from Hale School in 1909 and he has done splendid work for his old school as a member of the Board of Governors. Hardly anywhere will his loss be more keenly felt than among the old boys and present boys of Hale School with whom he was an idol. To all appearances the deceased gentleman was in the best of health to-day and he was looking forward to taking a busy part in the forthcoming election campaign. It can be safely said of the Hon. T. A. L. Davy that there has never been a more popular Minister and all sides of the House will join with the public in paying tribute to his great public spirit and his singular selflessness, and the sympathy of a sorrowing State will go to his wife and fam 27.