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Robert Braucher, American judge. Decorated Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal.


Braucher, Robert was born on February 23, 1916 in New York City. Son of Howard S. and Edna Vaughan (Fisher) Braucher.


Bachelor of Arts with high honors, Haverford College, 1936. Bachelor of Laws magna cum laude, Harvard, 1939.


Bar: New York bar 1939, Massachusetts bar 1950. Associate firm Hughes, Richards, Hubbard & Ewing, New York City, 1939-1941. Visiting professor law Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1946-1949, professor of law, 1949-1971.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court Massachusetts, 1971-1981. Fulbright lecturer Chuo and Tokyo universities, Japan, 1959. Visiting professor law University of Minnesota, 1968-1969.

Consultant New York Law Revision Commission. Vice president National Commision on Uniform State Laws, 1967-1970. Massachusetts commissioner Uniform State Laws, 1954-1971.

Reporter Restatement of Contracts 2d, 1960-1971. Member Massachusetts Statutory Special Committee on Code of Ethics, 1961-1962, Massachusetts Attorney General Advisory Council on Conflict of Interest. Chairman National Commision on Consumer Finance, 1969-1971, National Institute for Consumer Justice, 1971-1973.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Riegert) Documents of Title, 3d edit, 1978, (with Fuller) Basic Contract Law, 1964, (with Riegert) Introduction to Commercial Transactions, 1977. Editor: (with Riegert) Harvard Law Rev, 1937-1939. Vice-president Unitarian- Universalist Laymen’s League, 1965-1966.

      Member Belmont School Committee, 1961-1968, chairman, 1966-1968.


Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945, China, Burma, India Theatre of Operations. Served to major United States Army Air Force, PTO. Member Atlantic Union Committee, American Veterans Committee, American Bar Association (member of council section corporation law 1973-1977, board of editors 1975-1981), Massachusetts Bar Association, American Legion, American Law Institute (member of council 1972-1981), Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Mary Elizabeth King, January 15, 1942. Children: Roberta, William King, Jean, Karen.

Howard S. Braucher

Edna Vaughan (Fisher) Braucher

Mary Elizabeth King

William King Braucher

Karen Braucher

Jean Braucher

Roberta Braucher