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J. H. Conradie’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroSouth african politician, advocate, and judge
A.K.A.Johannes Hendrik Conradie
Was Politician
From South Africa
Type

Politics

Gendermale
Birth

13 March 1897

Death

12 August 1966
(aged 69 years)

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Johannes Hendrik Conradie (13 March 1897 – 12 August 1966) was a South African politician, Advocate, and judge who was the Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa during the 1950s.

Studies

He studied at the University of Cape Town, Trinity College and Cambridge. He graduated with a Master of Arts at UCT and a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws at Cambridge.

Career

Johannes Conradie became part of the Queen’s Counsel and started his career as an Advocate in Cape Town, South Africa. Over time he developed a keen interest in politics and became a Member of Parliament for Gordonia from 26 May 1938 to 31 December 1960. In 1951 he became Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa and stayed in that position for 10 years from 19 January 1951 to 30 December 1960. He then became Judge President of the Supreme Court of South Africa’s South West Africa Division in Windhoek as from 1 January 1961.

Personal life

Johannes Conradie was born 13 March 1897 as the son of a wine farmer from Robertson and farmed on the side all his life. He never got married, but adopted a son. When he died 12 August 1966 his adoptive son inherited the farm Robertson. He was a keen tennis player and was a club member at Kelvin Grove.