This Article outlines the accomplishments and contributions of the Presiding Justice of the California Court of Appeal for the Forth Appellate District Gerald Brown, who passed away in December of 2005. Judge Brown graduated from USC Phi Beta Kappa, then from Yale Law School and obtained his M.A. from Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. During WWII Judge Brown served briefly with the United States Army, Calvary. He was appointed by Governor Brown to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, and became the Presiding Justice two years later. During his time in the Court of Appeal he focused on efficiency and accessibility for individual litigants. He also brought an air of civility to the debate amongst the members of the court and relations between counsel. Judge Brown retired from the bench in 1985.
Honorable Gerald Brown: A Life Well Lived,
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