Paul Neeley Brown
Born in Denison, Texas, Brown served as an Electrician's Mate in the United States Navy during World War II, entering the service at age 18 and serving from 1944 to 1946. Afterward he went to college on the GI Bill, and earned a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1950. He returned to the Navy for a short tour from 1950 to 1951.
After being discharged, Brown returned to Sherman, Texas and set up a private practice. In 1953 he was appointed as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, serving from 1953 to 1959. He was appointed as 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.
- The United States Courthouse, located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, was designated by Congress as the “Paul Brown United States Courthouse.”
- "Obituaries". Dannel Funeral Home. 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2013-01-14.
- Paul Neeley Brown at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
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