Australian politician who served as a judge in the Supreme Court of South Australia. He was also appointed the first Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation in 1949.
He attended the University of Adelaide to study law and was sworn in as a barrister in 1914.
After his stint as the head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, he was knighted in 1950.
He married Kathleen Matthews in 1918.
He was a judge in the controversial trial of murderer Max Stuart, the sentence of which was protested by Don Dunstan.