Paul Lawrence Brady (born September 28, 1927)[1] is an American civil rights advocate, author and former federal administrative law judge, the first African-American to achieve this position in 1972. He retired in 1997.[2]

Paul L. Brady
Paul Lawrence Brady

(1927-09-28) September 28, 1927 (age 96)
Alma mater
Occupation(s)Federal administrative law judge, civil rights advocate
Political partyDemocratic
(m. 1974)

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Born in Flint, Michigan,[1] he graduated from Flint Central High School. After high school, he served in the United States Navy. He was a private practice judge, a Social Security Administration hearing examiner and a trial attorney for the Federal Power Commission. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan, the University of Kansas and Washburn University.[2][3]

Brady published A Certain Blindness chronicling his ancestors history on their arrival in the United States,[4] and received many accolades from civil rights groups during his career.[2] Brady is a great-nephew of Bass Reeves, who was among the first African Americans to receive a commission as a Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi River, and the second husband of Xernona Clayton, a civil rights leader.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b "Birth details for Paul Lawrence Brady". Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Judge Paul L. Brady retires from job safety commission". Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission. April 15, 1997. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Paul L. Brady". Dorothy L. Thompson Lecture Series. University of Kansas. Archived from the original on 14 November 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  4. ^ "The Honorable Judge Paul L. Brady Trumpet Award - Legal". Retrieved September 21, 2017.