J. E. P. Wallis

Sir John Edward Power Wallis
Advocate-General of Madras Presidency
In office
Preceded by V. Bhashyam Aiyangar (acting)
Succeeded by C. Sankaran Nair
Chief Justice of Madras High Court
In office
Preceded by Sir Charles Arnold White
Succeeded by Sir Walter George Salis Schwabe
Personal details
Born 1861
Died 1946
Occupation lawyer, judge
Profession Advocate-General, Chief Justice

Sir John Edward Power Wallis ( 1861 – 1946, Sussex) was a British lawyer who served as the Advocate-General of Madras from 1900 to 1906, and Chief Justice of the Madras High Court from 1914 to 1921.

Early life and education

Wallis was born in 1861 to John Edward Wallis. He had his education in the United Kingdom and after completing his graduation in law, was called to the bar in 1886. He served for sometime as a reader in Madras before being appointed as the Advocate-General of the Madras Presidency in January 1900, succeeding C. A. White.[1]

Wallis served as the Advocate-General of the Madras Presidency from 1900 to 1906. He was also nominated to the Madras Legislative Council and served as an ex-officio member from 1904 to 1906. In 1907, Wallis was appointed judge of the Madras High Court and officiated as Chief Justice from July to October 1914. In November 1914, his appointment as Chief Justice of the High Court was confirmed, and he served as such until 1921. On 19 August 1926, he was appointed to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.[2]



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