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Bailey Brown (June 16, 1917 – October 6, 2004) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and prior to that was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

Bailey Brown
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
June 16, 1982 – December 31, 1997
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
September 26, 1979 – June 16, 1982
Appointed byJimmy Carter
Preceded byHarry Phillips
Succeeded byHarry W. Wellford
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
In office
1966–1979
Preceded byMarion Speed Boyd
Succeeded byRobert Malcolm McRae Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
In office
August 21, 1961 – September 26, 1979
Appointed byJohn F. Kennedy
Preceded bySeat established by 75 Stat. 80
Succeeded byOdell Horton
Personal details
Born
Bailey Brown

(1917-06-16)June 16, 1917
Memphis, Tennessee
DiedOctober 6, 2004(2004-10-06) (aged 87)
Memphis, Tennessee
EducationUniversity of Michigan (A.B.)
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)

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Education and careerEdit

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Brown received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from the University of Michigan in 1939, and a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1942. He was a lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1942 to 1946. He was in private practice in Memphis from 1946 to 1961.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Brown was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on August 7, 1961, to the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 21, 1961, and received his commission on August 21, 1961. He served as Chief Judge from 1966 to 1979. His service terminated on September 26, 1979, due to elevation to the Sixth Circuit.[1]

Brown was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on March 15, 1979, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit vacated by Judge Harry Phillips. He was confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1979, and received his commission on September 26, 1979. He assumed senior status on June 16, 1982. His service terminated on December 31, 1997, due to retirement.[1]

DeathEdit

Brown died on October 6, 2004, in Memphis.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 75 Stat. 80
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
1961–1979
Succeeded by
Odell Horton
Preceded by
Marion Speed Boyd
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
1966–1979
Succeeded by
Robert Malcolm McRae Jr.
Preceded by
Harry Phillips
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
1979–1982
Succeeded by
Harry W. Wellford