History of the Federal Judiciary


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Brown, John Robert
Born December 10, 1909, in Funk, NE
Died January 23, 1993, in Houston, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 25, 1955, to a seat vacated by Robert Lee Russell. Confirmed by the Senate on July 22, 1955, and received commission on July 27, 1955. Served as chief judge, 1967-1979. Assumed senior status on July 20, 1984. Service terminated on January 23, 1993, due to death.

Education:
University of Nebraska, A.B., 1930
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1932

Professional Career:
U.S. Army major, 1942-1946
Private practice, Houston and Galveston, Texas, 1932-1955
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