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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Chubb, Hon. Charles Edward

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Chubb, Hon. Charles Edward, Puisne Judge, Queensland, is the son of the late Charles Frederick Chubb, solicitor, of Ipswich in that colony. He was born in London on May 17th, 1845, and educated at the Grammar School at Calne, Wiltshire, the City of London School, and, after his arrival in Queensland (in 1861) at the Collegiate School at Ipswich, where he was articled to his father. Mr. Justice Chubb was admitted an attorney of the Supreme Court in Sept. 1867, and in May 1878 was called to the bar, and in 1883 appointed Q.C. In the same year he was elected a member of the Legislative Assembly for Bowen, and was Attorney-General in the latter days of the first McIlwraith Administration, from Jan. 6th to Nov. 13th, 1883, but did not seek re-election at the dissolution which resulted in the defeat of his party. He on several occasions acted as Crown Prosecutor and Deputy Judge of the District Courts, and in August 1889 he was appointed Acting Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court, being appointed Puisne Judge in December of the same year, and attached to the Northern Division.