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Jesse Richard BROWN

circuit judge

Jesse Richard BROWN, American Circuit Judge. Member of Masonic Edwardsville Northern 99; Mississippi Valley Consistory; Ainad Shrine; Knights of Pythias Caractacus Northern 72, Pythian Lodge, Edwardsville; Eastern Star, Edwardsville Northern 667; Alton Post Northern 126, American Legion; First Presbyterian Church; Presbyterian Brotherhood. Club: Alton Automobile.

Background

BROWN, Jesse Richard was born on September 15, 1887 in Bond Company, 111. Son of John Wesley and Mary M. (Grigg) Brown.

Education

Grade School; Greenville College. Eastern 111.

Career

State Normal. Charleston, 111. Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1915, Bachelor of Laws. Taught school, 8 years.

Appointed City Clerk and City Treasurer, Hillsboro, 111., 1913. Resigned to attend Law School. Clerk, Board of Review Montgomery Company, 111., 1914.

Admitted 111. State Bar, 1915. Practiced law at Edwardsville and Alton, 111., 1916-1927.

Membership

Member of Masonic Edwardsville Northern 99. Mississippi Valley Consistory. Ainad Shrine; Knights of Pythias Caractacus Northern 72, Pythian Lodge, Edwardsville.

Eastern Star, Edwardsville Northern 667. Alton Post Northern 126, American Legion. First Presbyterian Church.

Presbyterian Brotherhood. Club: Alton Automobile.

Connections

Spouse Elizabeth Miller, June 24, 1925, Edwardsville, 111.