Foreign News: Again Isaac Isaacs

Niggardly was the promotion bestowed by George V last week on Australia's Sir Isaac Isaacs "first native-born Governor General of a Dominion." Only the most strenuous Australian insistence moved His Majesty in the first place to appoint as representative of the Crown in Australia "a man whom the King has never seen" (TIME. Dec. 15, 1930). Last week Sir Isaac Isaacs, Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael & St. George, was promoted not into the peerage but merely to Knight Grand Cross in the order of which he was already a Knight Commander.


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