Stephen W. Brennan

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Stephen W. Brennan (March 20, 1893 – April 9, 1968) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Clinton, New York, Brennan received an LL.B. from Albany Law School in 1915. He was a law clerk in New York from 1915-16. He was also in the U.S. Army until 1916. He was an attorney for the New York State Tax Department.

On March 31, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Brennan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York vacated by Frank Cooper. Brennan was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 28, 1942, and received his commission on May 6, 1942. He served as chief judge from 1948-63. He assumed senior status on May 1, 1963, and continued serving in that capacity until his death.

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