George Stewart Brown
|George Stewart Brown|
|Chief Judge of the United States Customs Court|
|Judge of the United States Customs Court|
May 28, 1926 – August 31, 1941
|Appointed by||Assigned to court by operation of law|
|Preceded by||Court created|
|Succeeded by||William Purington Cole, Jr.|
|Member of the Board of General Appraisers|
November 14, 1913 – May 28, 1926
|Appointed by||Woodrow Wilson|
|Preceded by||Roy Chamberlain|
|Succeeded by||Board abolished|
August 16, 1871|
|Died||November 11, 1941
|Alma mater||Johns Hopkins University A.B.
University of Maryland School of Law LL.B.
Brown was born on August 16, 1871, in Baltimore, Maryland. He received an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1893 from Johns Hopkins University. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1895 from the University of Maryland School of Law. He worked in private practice in Baltimore from 1895 to 1913. He served as a member of the Baltimore City Council from 1899 to 1907.
Federal Judicial Service
On October 16, 1913, President Wilson nominated Brown to serve as a Member of the Board of General Appraisers, to the seat vacated by Roy Chamberlain. He was confirmed by the Senate on November 13, 1913 and received his commission the following day. On May 28, 1926, he was transferred by operation of law to the newly created United States Customs Court. He served as Chief Judge of the court from 1939 to 1940. He served on the court until his retirement on August 31, 1941. He was succeeded on the court by Judge William Purington Cole, Jr.
Brown died on November 11, 1941, in Baltimore.