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Henry Bramwell, American federal judge. Bar: New York bar 1948. Profiled in Black Judges on Justice, 1994. Active Brooklyn Old Times Foundation, Inc. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1944. Member American Bar Association, National Bar Association (life), New York State Bar Association, Brooklyn Bar Association (trustee), Federal Judges Association (founding member).

Background

Bramwell, Henry was born on September 3, 1919 in Brooklyn. Son of Henry Hall and Florence Elva (MacDonald) Bramwell.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Brooklyn Law School, 1948. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Brooklyn Law School, 1979.

Career

He was in the United States Army from 1941 to 1945, and then received an LL.B. from Brooklyn Law School in 1948. He was an assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1953 to 1961. He was a special hearing officer for conscientious objectors from 1965 to 1966.

He was a judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York in 1966 and again from 1969 to 1975. He was an assistant administrative judge for Kings County (Brooklyn), New York from 1974 to 1975. On December 11, 1974, Bramwell was nominated by President Gerald Ford to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York vacated by John R. Bartels.

Bramwell was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 20, 1974 and received his commission on December 26. He assumed senior status on October 1, 1987, and served in that capacity until his death, in 2010.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York bar 1948.

Membership

Active Brooklyn Old Times Foundation, Inc. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1944. Member American Bar Association, National Bar Association (life), New York State Bar Association, Brooklyn Bar Association (trustee), Federal Judges Association (founding member).

Connections

Married Ishbel W. Brown, January 29, 1966.

father:
Henry Hall Bramwell

mother:
Florence Elva (MacDonald) Bramwell

spouse:
Ishbel W. Brown