Biographical entry Garran, Robert Randolph (1867 - 1957)


10 February 1867
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11 January 1957
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Lawyer and Public Servant


Robert Randolph Garran was a lawyer and Commonwealth public servant. Garran was appointed first head of the Attorney-General's Department and parliamentary draftsman on 1 January 1901. Garran served the governments of ten prime ministers: Barton, Deakin, Watson, Reid, Fisher, Cook, Hughes, Bruce, Scullin and Lyons. He retired from the public service in 1932 after 31 years as head of the Attorney-General's department. He collaborated with John Quick in preparing The Annotated Constitution of the Australian Commonwealth (1901).


Parker, R. S. Garran, Sir Robert Randolph (1867-1957), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 1981, accessed online 1 October 2012.