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Robert Michael Brown

Robert Michael Brown, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1959, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1962, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1982.


  • Brown, Robert Michael was born on October 18, 1929 in Pittsburgh. Son of Richard Thomas and Wilhelmina (Baehr) Brown.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Duquesne University, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, Duquesne University, 1958. Postgraduate in theology, Duquesne University.


    • Law clerk Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1960-1963. Associate attorney Burgwin, Ruffin, Perry & Pohl, Pittsburgh, 1963-1965, attorney partner, 1965-1983, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, Pittsburgh, 1983-1993. Chairman task force American Public Transit Association to review bid protest procedures of UMTA, chairman legal affairs committee, 1990-1993.

      Member advisory committee to Pennsylvania task force of joint State Government Commission on state Model Procurement Code. Board directors Interform Corporation, Consolidated Business Forms Company.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1959, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1962, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1982.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    General counsel Port Authority of Allegheny County, Public Auditorium Authority Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Special counsel Urban Redevelopment Authority Pittsburgh. Ex-officio member, board directors Duquesne University, 1979-1982.

    Trustee Andrew Carnegie Free Library. of Carnegie, Pennsylvania, 1984-1989. Member advisory board Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, 1985-1990. Member steering committee leadership Pittsburgh Project of Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, 1986-1993.

    Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association, Duquesne University Alumni Association (president 1979-1982, chairman Century Club of Distinguished Duquesne Alumni, 1983-1984, recognition award Duquesne University Old Main Alumni, 1984), Pittsburgh Club (board governors), Chartiers Country Club, Rotary (Paul Harris fellow, 1984, past president Three Rivers Club, Pittsburgh 1986-1987).


    • Married Rita Claire Tepe, August 11, 1951. Children: Karen Claire, Paul M., Maureen A. Werwie.
    • father: Richard Thomas Brown
    • mother: Wilhelmina (Baehr) Brown
    • spouse: Rita Claire Tepe
    • children: Karen Claire Brown
    • Paul M. Brown
    • Maureen A. Werwie Brown
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    Born October 18, 1929
    Died May 7, 1993
    (aged 63)