Peter Cartwright, New Zealand lawyer,Died at 78

Peter John Cartwright was born on May 3, 1940, in Dunedin and died on April 17, 2019.

He served as New Zealand lawyer.

Dame Silvia Cartwright was his wife, viceregal consort of New Zealand between 2001 and 2006.

He was the son of James Patrick Cartwright and Gladys Josephine Cartwright (née Laffey).

Cartwright was educated at boarding school in Christchurch and went on to become a partner in a law firm in Hamilton as a commercial lawyer.

Cartwright served on the boards of IHC New Zealand and the Donald Beasley Institute and was chair of the latter for several years.

Cartwright also chaired the Medical Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, the Indecent Publications Tribunal and the Broadcasting Standards Authority, was a member of the Accident Compensation Appeal Authority, and patron of Citizen Advocacy Auckland.

During 1969, he got married Silvia Rose Poulter who, as Silvia Cartwright, became the first female High Court judge in New Zealand, and who was appointed as the 18th Governor-General of New Zealand in 2001, serving until 2006.

Peter Cartwright passed away at 78 years old in Auckland.