History of the Federal Judiciary

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Brown, Wesley Ernest
Born June 22, 1907, in Hutchinson, KS
Died January 23, 2012, in Wichita, KS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on March 8, 1962, to a seat vacated by Delmas C. Hill. Confirmed by the Senate on April 2, 1962, and received commission on April 4, 1962. Served as chief judge, 1971-1977. Assumed senior status on September 1, 1979. Service terminated on January 23, 2012, due to death.

Kansas City School of Law (now University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law), LL.B., 1933

Professional Career:
Private practice, Hutchinson, Kansas, 1933-1944, 1946-1958
County attorney, Reno County, Kansas, 1935-1939
Secretary of corporation/attorney, Aircraft Woodwork Manufacturers, 1942-1944
U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1944-1946
Referee in bankruptcy, District of Kansas, 1958-1962


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