Biography of Judge Everett J. Brown
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EVERETT J. BROWN
Judge Everett J. Brown, who ranks among the capable, influential and successful members of the bar of Alameda county, has had an excellent professional record, marked not only by unusual achievement as a practitioner, but also by able and worthy service as a jurist, and today no member of his profession in the East Bay district is held in higher regard. Judge Brown was born on the 14th of December, 1876, and is a son of John W. and Matilda (Delger) Brown. He received his early education in the public schools of Oakland, graduating from high school in 1894, and then entered the University of California, from which he was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy in 1898. Having long entertained an ambition to devote his life to the legal profession, he entered the Hastings College of Law, in San Francisco, affiliated with the State University, and supplemented his work there by active experience in the offices of Hon. Victor H. Metcalf, with whom he remained until the latter became a member of President Roosevelt's cabinet. In 1901 he was admitted to the bar and immediatel opened an office in Oakland. His ability and energy quickly gained him recognition and he attracted attention by his earnestness, skill and resourcefulness. In 1903 he was appointed deputy district attorney of Alameda county, and during his term his service was so effective and satisfactory that he was then made the republican nominee for the office of district attorney and was elected by a flattering majority. He served about two years of his term, exhibiting marked ability and a comprehensive knowledge of law, so that he was nominated and elected to the superior bench of Alameda county, being at that time but thirty three years of age. As a jurist he proved able, fearless and eminently fair, his record enhancing his already enviable reputation for conscientious devotion to duty and firmness. After several years of worthy service on the bench, Judge Brown resigned and resumed the private practice of his profession, in which he has met with distinctive success, and is enjoying a large and lucrative practice, having his offices in the Central Bank building. Alert, vigorous and skillful, he has a professional record that has attracted wide attention and commands not only the respect of his colleagues, but also the confidence and esteem of the public.

In 1905, in Oakland, Judge Brown was united in marriage to Miss Winifred L. Osborne, and they are the parents of three children, Winifred, Everett and Jean. The Judge is the scion of worthy ancestors, his mother having for many years been a leader in the social and civic affairs of her community, devoting her efforts to benevolent and philanthropic affairs and serving a number of years as president of the King's Daughters Home. The Judge is a man of progressive and constructive tendencies and his interest in the welfare and advancement of his home city has prompted him to give his active support to every measure for the betterment of the community. Cordial and unaffected in manner, he not only has a wide acquaintance but also commands the friendship and good will of all who have come into contact with him.

From:
History of Alameda County, California
BY: Frank Clinton Merritt
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill 1928


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