January 31, 1932 - June 2, 2021
Jerry Allen Brown, age 89, passed away on June 2, 2021. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 31, 1932 to the late Walter C. Brown and Elois Bradford Brown. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Florence Irene Brown, and their children: Vanessa Brown Claiborne, Walter Scott Brown (Melissa) and Dr. David Allen Brown (Gina). He was the proud grandfather of five grandchildren, Kyle Brown, Clarice Claiborne, Noah Brown, Hunter Claiborne and Quinn Brown. After graduating from Crittenden County High School in Kentucky he attended Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky where he earned a Bachelors degree. He then served in the U.S. Army for 2 years during which time he was stationed in Germany. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Tulane University Law School graduating as a member of the Tulane Law Review and Order of the Coif. He then clerked for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals for one year. He then entered the private practice of law with the law firm Monroe and Lemann. He remained with that firm for 30 years. He then served as an attorney with Bronfin and Heller for two years before being appointed a bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana in 1992. He held the judgeship for 28 years, retiring in August, 2020. While practicing law he was elected president of the New Orleans Bar Association and the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He was inducted into the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame in 2019. A new statewide Inn of Court specializing in bankruptcy was formed for the State of Louisiana. It was named the Judge Jerry A. Brown Bankruptcy American Inn of Court in his honor. Judge Brown loved sports. He played basketball with his friends until he was in his 80s and played on a Senior Olympic basketball team. He was a world traveler and loved Dixie Land music and reading. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service Monday June 14,2021 at 12:00pm held at Rowland Cemetery in Marion Kentucky. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Honorable Jerry A. Brown Endowed Law Scholarship at giving.tulane.edu/law or by check sent to Tulane University, P.O. Box 61075, New Orleans, LA 70161-9986.
Jerry Allen Brown, age 89, passed away on June 2, 2021. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 31, 1932 to the late Walter C. Brown and Elois Bradford Brown. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Florence Irene Brown, and their children:... View Obituary & Service Information
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