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Garrett Brown
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #13
Station:   Trenton, NJ
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   12/17/1985 - 1/2/2012
Chief:   2005 - 2012
Senior:   1/2/2012 - 1/26/2012
Preceded by:   98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by:   Kevin McNulty
Personal History
Born:   1943
Hometown:   Orange, NJ
Undergraduate:   Lafayette College, A.B., 1965
Law School:   Duke U. Law, J.D., 1968
Garrett E. Brown Jr. is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He joined the court in 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Brown served as Chief Judge of the Court and the court's lead judicial administrative officer from 2005 until he assumed senior status on January 2, 2012. He retired on January 26, 2012.[1]

Early life and education

A native of New Jersey, Brown graduated from Lafayette College with his bachelor's degree in 1965 and later graduated from the Duke University School of Law with his Juris Doctorate degree in 1968.

Professional career

Brown started his legal career as a law clerk for former State Supreme Court Justice Vincent Haneman in the Supreme Court of New Jersey from 1968 to 1969. Brown later joined the US Attorney's Office as a Assistant U.S. Attorney serving out of the Newark branch from 1969 to 1973. Then from 1973 to 1981, Brown served as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of New Jersey. Brown later moved to Washington, DC as General counsel for the U.S. Government Printing Office from 1981 to 1983.

In 1983, Brown was nominated by President Ronald Reagan as Chief counsel for the U.S. Maritime Administration and served in that role until 1985 where he was Acting deputy maritime administrator for the U.S. Maritime Administration and served in that role until 1986.

Judicial career

District of New Jersey

Brown was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on October 23, 1985 to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333 which was approved by Congress. Brown was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 16, 1985 on a Senate vote and received commission on December 17, 1985. Brown has been the Chief Judge of the Court Since 2005. He assumed senior status on January 2, 2012. He retired on January 26, 2012.[2] He was succeeded to this post by Kevin McNulty.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
District of New Jersey
1985–2012
Seat #13
Succeeded by:
Kevin McNulty


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