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Wood Brown, American lawyer. Member American Law Institute, American, Louisiana, New Orleans (past vice president) bar associations, American Association Insurance Counsel, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Order of Coif, Sigma Chi, Phi Delta Phi.; Club: Boston.

Background

Brown, Wood was born on October 26, 1905 in Ruston, Louisiana, United States. Son of Samuel Wood and Mary Gertrude (Mayfield) Brown.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Davidson College, 1926. Bachelor of Laws, Tulane University, 1930. Juris Scientiae Doctor, Yale, 1931.

Career

Admitted to Louisiana bar, 1930. Associate firm Spencer, Phelps, Dunbar & Marks, New Orleans, 1931-1941. Partner firm Montgomery, Barnett, Brown & Read, and predecessor, from 1942.

Lecturer law school Tulane University, from 1934, professor, 1941-1965, professor emeritus, 1965-1982. Member board advisory editors Tulane Law Review Chairman board Supervisors Elections for New Orleans, 1940-1948. President Bureau Governmental Research of New Orleans, 1950-1952, member Civil Service Commission, 1953-1958.

Past President Southern area Young Men’s Christian Association, past president, director New Orleans. Director Protestant Home for Aged. President New Orleans Community Chest, 1962-1965, board directors, 1965-1969.

Trustee Public Affairs Research Council Louisiana. Trustee Southern Eye Bank, Gulf States Eye Surgery Foundation. Member Executive Board New Orleans council Boy Scouts American Research fellow Southwestern Legal Foundation.

Membership

Member American Law Institute, American, Louisiana, New Orleans (past vice president) bar associations, American Association Insurance Counsel, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Order of Coif, Sigma Chi, Phi Delta Phi. Club: Boston.

Connections

Married Martha Hyland, February 14, 1933. Children: Wood, Claiborne Hyland (deceased), Peter Howard.

father:
Samuel Wood Brown

mother:
Mary Gertrude (Mayfield) Brown

spouse:
Martha Hyland

children:
Wood Brown

Claiborne Hyland Brown (deceased)

Peter Howard Brown