Kevin Haugh


Kevin O'Hanrahan Haugh (17 November 1901 – 5 April 1969) was an Irish judge who served as a Judge of the Supreme Court from 1961 to 1968, a Judge of the High Court from 1942 to 1960 and Attorney General of Ireland from 1940 to 1942.

Kevin Haugh
Judge of the Supreme Court
In office
1 January 1961  14 August 1968
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed bySeán T. O'Kelly
Judge of the High Court
In office
11 October 1942  30 December 1960
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed bySeán T. O'Kelly
7th Attorney General of Ireland
In office
2 March 1940  10 October 1942
TaoiseachÉamon de Valera
Preceded byPatrick Lynch
Succeeded byKevin Dixon
Personal details
Born(1901-11-17)17 November 1901
Dublin, Ireland
Died5 April 1969(1969-04-05) (aged 67)
Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Jones
(m. 1934; d. 1969)
Children3
EducationBlackrock College
Alma materUniversity College Dublin

He was born in Dublin in 1901. He was educated at Blackrock College and University College Dublin. He was called to the Bar in 1925 and he became Senior Counsel 1938. He was the Attorney General of Ireland from 1940 to 1942, a position which he resigned from in 1942, as he was appointed a Judge of the High Court. He was for many years the Probate Judge and an acknowledged authority on succession law. He became a Judge of the Supreme Court in 1961. He retired in 1968 and died the following year.[1]

His son, also Kevin (1944–2009) followed his father's path to the Bar and the High Court; unlike his father he was also a judge of the Circuit Court. He was an immensely popular judge whose career was cut short by his early death in 2009.

References


  1. Casey, James " The Irish Law Officers " Round Hall Sweet and Maxwell Dublin 1996
Legal offices
Preceded by
Patrick Lynch
Attorney General of Ireland
1940–1942
Succeeded by
Kevin Dixon