Sir James Martin (Premier & Chief Justice)
 
Sir James Martin (Premier & Chief Justice) -

Began his education at the Catholic School in Parramatta (the beginning of Parramatta Marist). A brilliant student he moved onto a dames school then onto WT Capes School. He was articled to GR Nichols, editor of the "Australian". He was elected to the New South Wales Parliament in 1856 and became Attorney General. He led the government as premier and attorney general from 1866 - 1868. Henry Parkes was part of his ministry.

he was knighted in 1869 and in 1872 became Chief Justice of New South Wales. He became an Anglican when he married. He and Lady Martin had 15 children, 8 sons and 7 daughters. Martin Place is named after him. He died 14 November 1886. (See Australian Dictionary of Biography.)