Samuel Griffith, politician with a connection to Wales (Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan)
Samuel GriffithHe was premier of Queensland (1883-1888) and was knighted in 1886. He was also the first chief justice of the high court of Australia (1903-1919).
Connection: Sir Samuel walker Griffith (1845-1920) was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. He was eight years old when the family migrated to Queensland, Australia.
His name is commemorated by the Canberra suburb of Griffith and by Griffith University in Brisbane, Queensland.