Paul Neeley Brown

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Paul Neeley Brown (October 4, 1926 – November 26, 2012[1]) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Denison, Texas, Brown was an Electrician's Mate in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1944 to 1946. He received a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1950, thereafter returning to the Navy from 1950 to 1951. He was in private practice in Sherman, Texas from 1951 to 1953. He was then an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas from 1953 to 1959, and was the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas from 1959 to 1961. He returned to private practice in Sherman from 1961 to 1985.

On September 11, 1985, Brown was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 16, 1985, and received his commission on October 17, 1985. He assumed senior status on April 1, 2001. He died on November 26, 2012.

H.R. 185, a bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the “Paul Brown United States Courthouse”


  1. ^ "Obituaries". Dannel Funeral Home. 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 

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