George Stewart Brown

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George Stewart Brown
Chief Judge of the United States Customs Court
In office
Judge of the United States Customs Court
In office
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
In office
November 14, 1913 – May 28, 1926
Appointed by Woodrow Wilson
Preceded by Roy Chamberlain
Succeeded by Board abolished
Personal details
Born (1871-08-16)August 16, 1871
Baltimore, Maryland
Died November 11, 1941(1941-11-11) (aged 70)
Baltimore, Maryland
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University A.B.
University of Maryland School of Law LL.B.
Profession Judge

George Stewart Brown (August 16, 1871 - November 11, 1941) was a Judge for the United States Customs Court.


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.[1]

Federal Judicial Service[edit]

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.[2]


Brown died on November 11, 1941, in Baltimore.[3]