Sir Ronald Keith Davison was born on November 16, 1920, and died on July 2, 2015.
He was the tenth Chief Justice of New Zealand from 1978 to 1989.
Sir Ronald presided over the case of the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior.
His harsh sentence of 10 years jail for the French secret service agents was highly applauded.
Sir Ronald married Jacqueline May Carr in 1948, and they have 3 children.
Son, Paul Davison QC is a prominent New Zealand barrister who prosecuted, among other cases, the trial of Scott Watson for the disappearance of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope in the Marlborough Sounds on 1 January 1998.
Sir Ronald passed away at age 94 on July 2, 2015.