Hundreds Gather in Kansas to Remember Oldest Judge

Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 06:53 AM

 

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — About 400 mourners have gathered in Kansas to honor U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown, whose stamina and devotion to justice kept him on the federal bench right up until his death at 104.

Brown was the oldest working federal judge in the nation when he died Jan. 23.

His colleagues remembered him Saturday at a memorial service as a man who gave little thought to himself.

Law clerk Mike Lahey says the judge was a man who lived his life according to two oaths: one he took when he became a federal judge in 1963, and the other he took in 1920 when he became a Boy Scout.

Rev. Keith Williamson tells mourners to let Brown's life inspire them to do justice and live with integrity.

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