Kevin, John Charles George (1909-1968)

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    John Charles George Kevin (1909-1968), diplomat, was born on 9 October 1909 at Forbes, New South Wales, eldest of three sons of native-born parents Edward Kevin, chemist, and his wife Edith Emily May, née Hutchinson. His grandfather was 'Mr Kevin' in a version (1900) of Henry Lawson's poem, 'The Old Bark School'. Educated at St Stanislaus' College, Bathurst, St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill, and St John's College, University of Sydney (LL.B., 1932), Charles was admitted to the Bar on 25 May 1932. In 1935 he joined the staff of the Australian High Commission in London. He edited Some Australians Take Stock (London, 1939) which included his essay on foreign policy. On 1 July 1939 at the Church of Our Lady of Victories, Kensington, he married Hermine Schick with Catholic rites; they were to have a son before being divorced.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAustralian Dictionary of Biography (Vol 15)
    Editors J Ritchie, D Langmore
    Place of PublicationMelbourne Australia
    PublisherMelbourne University Press (an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing)
    Pages1pp
    Edition1st
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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