Fellows of Senate

The Hon Mr Justice Archibald Henry Simpson

The Hon Mr Justice Archibald Henry Simpson was a Fellow of Senate of the University of Sydney from 1897 to 1915, during which period he was elected Vice-Chancellor from 1902 to 1904:

  • 1897 - 1913: Fellow elected by a Convocation of electors to fill a vacancy
  • 1902 - 1904: elected Vice-Chancellor by and from the Fellows
  • 1913 - 1915: Fellow elected by the Fellows

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(1843 - 1918)
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Fellow of Senate 1897 - 1915, including election by Senate as
– Vice-Chancellor 1902 - 1904


Archibald Henry Simpson, Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, was born in London on 1 October 1843. He was educated at Tunbridge School, Kent and graduated with a BA (1865) and MA (1868) from Christ’s College, Cambridge. He was a fellow of the College from 1865 to 1882 and was called to the Lincoln’s Inn Bar in 1868.

He arrived in Sydney in 1881, and was admitted to the Bar. He developed a practice specialising in equity, probate, and bankruptcy law. He was appointed a puisne judge to the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 21 November 1896 and Chief Judge in Equity to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1898. Simpson retired on 31 December 1917.

Simpson was a member of the Senate, and Vice Chancellor of the University of Sydney from 1902 to 1904.

He died on 2 October 1918 in Sydney.

Information sources: Archives Investigator: Personal Details, State Records NSW