Francis Burt, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Francis Burt

Australian jurist

Date of Birth: 14-Jun-1918

Place of Birth: Cottesloe, Western Australia, Australia

Date of Death: 08-Sep-2004

Profession: judge, politician, barrister

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Francis Burt

  • Sir Francis Theodore Page Burt, (14 June 1918 – 8 September 2004) was an Australian jurist who served as the 11th Chief Justice of Western Australia, from 1977 to 1988, and the 27th Governor of Western Australia, from 1990 to 1993.
  • Burt was born in Cottesloe, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, and educated at Guildford Grammar School.
  • He studied law at the University of Western Australia, and also served in the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War.
  • Burt was made a justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1969, and was promoted to Chief Justice in 1977.
  • As Chief Justice, he served as lieutenant-governor.
  • When the Governor of Western Australia, Gordon Reid, resigned in 1989, Burt was appointed to succeed him and served as governor until 1993.

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