herbert vere evatt

Evatt

[ev-uht]
noun
Herbert Vere [veer] , 1894–1966, Australian lawyer and statesman: president of the General Assembly of the United Nations 1948–49.
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Evatt (ˈɛvæt)
 
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Herbert Vere. 1894--1965, Australian jurist and Labor political leader, president of the General Assembly of the United Nations 1948--49

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herbert vere evatt

Australian statesman, judge, and writer on law who was a key member of the Labor administrations from 1941 to 1949 and became leader of the party (1951-60). He espoused controversial views in favour of the Australian Communist Party's right to exist and of greater independence from Great Britain and alignment with smaller, especially Asian, democracies.

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