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Richard Cullen Browne

Richard Cullen Browne, American lawyer. Named Distinguished Military Graduate, College Holy Cross, 1960; recipient In Hoc Signo award, 2004.


  • Browne, Richard Cullen was born on November 21, 1938 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Son of Francis Cedric and Elizabeth Ann (Cullen) Browne.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Economics, Holy Cross College, 1960. Juris Doctor, Catholic University America, 1963.


    • Associate Browne, Beveridge, DeGrandi & Kline, Washington, 1963-1968, partner, 1968-1972, Shaffert, Miller & Browne, Washington, 1972-1974. Senior counsel Office of Enforcement Environmental Protection Agency, 1974-1976. Assistant chief hearing counsel United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1976-1978.

      Sole practice, 1978-1979. Partner Winston & Strawn, 1980-2001, of counsel, since 2001. Lecturer University Rhode Island, 1975, Washburn University, 1978, Legal Insurance, Civil Service Commission, 1975—1978, Hofstra University, since 1987, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, since 1986.

      Captain Judge Advocate General Corps United States Air Force, 1963-1966, captain United States Air Force Reserve, 1966-1969.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Virginia 1963, United States Court Claims 1963, United States Court Customs and Patent Appeals 1963, District of Columbia 1964, United States Court Military Appeals 1963, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 1982, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1983, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1991, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1998.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Delaware Montgomery County Civic Federation, 1970—1974. Chairman Citizens Advisory Committee on Rockville Corridor, 1972—1977. Member Montgomery County Potomac River Basin Advisory Committee, 1972—1974.

    Chairman Catholic University American Fund, 1996—2001. Member of Loyola Retreat House (Faulkner, Maryland) (board trustees 2008-2010, vice chair 2009-2010), Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation (board directors 2002-2006, vice president District of Columbia chapter 2004-2006), Catholic University General Alumni Association (board governors 1992—2005, chairman Gibbons medal committee, executive committee 1995—2001), College Holy Cross General Alumni Association (board directors 1971-1978, alumni senate 1978-1997, nominations and elections committee member 1995—2007, board directors since 1997, president 2002-2003, executive committee 2006-2007), Catholic University Law School Alumni Society (board directors 1991-1998, president 1992-1993, board visitors 1998—2006), Cosmos Club (Washington) (admissions committee member 2002-2004, board management 2004-2007, nominating committee member 2009-2011).


    • Married Patricia Anne Winkler, April 23, 1962. Children: Richard Cullen, Catherine Anne, Paulette Elizabeth, Maureen Frances, Colleen Marie.
    • father: Francis Cedric Browne
    • mother: Elizabeth Ann (Cullen) Browne
    • spouse: Patricia Anne Winkler
    • children: Richard Cullen Browne
    • Catherine Anne Browne
    • Paulette Elizabeth Browne
    • Maureen Frances Browne
    • Colleen Marie Browne
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    Born November 21, 1938