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William Russell Brown, American lawyer. Decorated Bronze Star. Served to Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945.; Fellow Texas Bar Foundation; member American (council public utility section 1974-1977), Texas (council public utility law section 1976-1977), Houston bar associations, Newcomen Society, Chancellors, Friar Society, Order of Coif, Delta Tau Delta, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Background

Brown, William Russell was born on July 5, 1914 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States. Son of Horace Brightberry and Aileen (Blackburn) Brown.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, University Texas, 1937, Bachelor of Laws, 1937.

Career

Admitted to Texas bar, 1937, since practiced in Houston. With firm Baker & Botts, and predecessors, partner, 1948-1983. General counsel, dir Houston Lighting & Power Company.

Director Houston Industries, Inc., Primary Fuels, Inc., Utility Fuels, Inc.

Membership

Served to Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945. Fellow Texas Bar Foundation. Member American (council public utility section 1974-1977), Texas (council public utility law section 1976-1977), Houston bar associations, Newcomen Society, Chancellors, Friar Society, Order of Coif, Delta Tau Delta, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Clubs: Houston, Houston Country.

Connections

Married Ruth Cunningham, April. Children: Betsy (Mistress Thomas M. Smith III, Virginia, Russell.

father:
Horace Brightberry Brown

mother:
Aileen (Blackburn) Brown

spouse:
Ruth Cunningham

child:
Betsy (Mistress Thomas M. Smith III Brown

child:
Virginia Brown

child:
Russell Brown