John Qualtrough Ewens CMG, CBE, OBE, QC

John Ewens portrait

John Ewens joined the Attorney-General’s Department in 1933 and was appointed as Parliamentary Draftsman in 1949. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1955, a Commander of that Order in 1959 and a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1971. He was appointed as the inaugural First Parliamentary Counsel in 1970 before retiring as First Parliamentary Counsel in 1972. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel for the Australian Capital Territory in 1984.

FPC Period: 
1949 to 1972