Sir Vernon Haddon TREATT, M.M.,Q.C.,M.A.,B.C.L (1897 - 1984)**
- Date of Birth: 15/05/1897
- Place of Birth: Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 20/09/1984
- Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||26 Mar 1938||5 Feb 1962||23yr(s) 10mth(s) 11day(s)|
|Member for Woollahra||26 Mar 1938||18 Apr 1941||3yrs 24days|
32nd (1938 - 1941)
|Member for Woollahra||10 May 1941||24 Apr 1944||2yrs 11mths 15days|
33rd (1941 - 1944)
|Member for Woollahra||27 May 1944||29 Mar 1947||2yrs 10mths 3days|
34th (1944 - 1947)
|Member for Woollahra||3 May 1947||22 May 1950||3yrs 20days|
35th (1947 - 1950)
|Member for Woollahra||17 Jun 1950||14 Jan 1953||2yrs 6mths 29days|
36th (1950 - 1953)
|Member for Woollahra||14 Feb 1953||6 Feb 1956||2yrs 11mths 24days|
37th (1953 - 1956)
|Member for Woollahra||3 Mar 1956||16 Feb 1959||2yrs 11mths 14days|
38th (1956 - 1959)
|Member for Woollahra||20 Feb 1959||5 Feb 1962||2yrs 11mths 17days|
39th (1950 - 1953)
|Minister of Justice||16 Aug 1939||16 May 1941||1yr(s) 9mth(s) 1day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Nationalist Party. United Australia Party. Liberal Party; leader 20 March 1946 - 10 August 1954.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (barrister). Educated at Young district, Sydney and Church of England Grammar School at St Paul's College., University of Sydney; Bachelor of Arts in 1920; resumed law studies after the war at University of Sydney; Rhodes scholarship in 1920, New College at Oxford, Master of Arts 1923; Bachelor of Civil Law in 1923; called to Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1923; returned to New South Wales; admitted to the Bar in 1923; sub warden of St Paul's College, University of Sydney 1925 - 1930; Challis lecturer in criminal law, University of Sydney 1927 - 1959; Crown Prosecutor for some time at Darlinghurst courts; chairman of Local Government Boundaries Commission 1964 - 1969; Chief Commissioner of City of Sydney 1967 - 1969; owned a large property in Locksley District, fat lambs and cattle; first grade Rugby Union, noted swimmer and athlete; president of Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust 1965 - 1967; author in 1927; Union Club.
Served in Australian Infantry Forces 1916 - 1919, 6th Field Artillery, France, gunner, Military Medal.
King's Counsel (KC) in 1940; Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 1970
Son of Frank Burford, police magistrate and migrant from Devon, and Kate Ellen Walsh. Married (1) Dorothy Isabelle Henderson on 5 June 1930 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Married (2) Frankie Wilson on 16 May 1960. Church of England.