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Gobbo attended high school at Xavier College before studying law at the University of Melbourne. In 1951 he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, where he attained a Master of Arts degree. After many years as a barrister and later as a Queen's Counsel, James Gobbo was appointed to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1978, and retired from the bench in 1994.
Gobbo worked as Lieutentant-Governor of Victoria from 1995 until he was appointed Governor of Victoria in 1997. After leaving office in 2000, Gobbo took up positions on various boards and councils. As of 2005, he is the Chairman of Councils of the National Library of Australia and the Order of Australia.
He married former teacher Shirley Lewis in 1957, and has five children.
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