Meet Wesley Brown: At 102, He’s the Oldest Active Federal Judge in U.S.
Posted Mar 3, 2010 12:08 PM CST
By Molly McDonough
First appointed to the federal bench by President Kennedy in 1962, U.S. District Judge Wesley E. Brown bore witness to the tumultuous civil rights era. In his lifetime, he's experienced the advent of radio, television and the Internet.
And he's still going to work in Wichita, Kan., every day, even though he took senior status in 1979.
In a profile of Judge Brown that includes video interviews, the Wichita Eagle says that the judge credits his longevity to a strong work ethic and healthy curiosity.
"I've worked all my life," Brown told the paper. "I wouldn't know what else to do."
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