Anna J. Brown

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Anna J. Brown
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon
Assumed office
October 26, 1999
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Malcolm F. Marsh
Judge for the Multnomah County Circuit Court
In office
Personal details
Born (1952-07-26) July 26, 1952 (age 64)
Portland, Oregon
Education Portland State University B.S.
Lewis & Clark Law School J.D.

Anna J. Brown (born July 26, 1952)[1] is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.

Early life[edit]

Brown was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1952,[2] and attended high school there at St. Mary's Academy where she graduated in 1970.[3] She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in 1975.[2] Brown continued her education at Northwestern School of Law (now Lewis and Clark Law School) where she received a Juris Doctor in 1980.[2] While in law school she worked as a law clerk for Judge John C. Beatty of the Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland from 1978 to 1980.[2] Following law school in 1980, Brown entered private legal practice in Portland where she remained until 1992.[2]

Judicial career[edit]

In 1992, Brown became a judge on the Multnomah County District Court.[2] She was on that court until 1994 when she was elevated to the Multnomah County Circuit Court.[2] On April 22, 1999, Brown was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Oregon by President Bill Clinton.[4] She was confirmed on October 15, 1999, by the United States Senate and received her commission on October 26.[2] She took the oath of office and entered on duty on October 27.[5] Brown replaced Malcolm F. Marsh who had become a senior judge.[2]

Adjunct instructor[edit]

She is an instructor for the Oregon Law Institute at her law school alma mater.[6]


  1. ^ "Judicial Staff Directory". Congressional Staff Directory, Limited. 1 January 2009 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Brown, Anna J. - Federal Judicial Center". 
  3. ^ "2003 St. Mary's Academy Awards Recipients". St. Mary's Academy. Archived from the original on October 12, 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  4. ^ Office of the Press Secretary: For Immediate Release April 22, 1999. The White House. Retrieved on March 6, 2009.
  5. ^ "Official Oath of Office of Anna J. Brown". 
  6. ^ "Evidence from the Judges" (PDF). Oregon Law Institute. Lewis & Clark Law School. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Malcolm F. Marsh
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon