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Ernest J. Brown, emeritus law professor, dies at 95

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Ernest Joseph Brown, Langdell Professor of Law Emeritus, died in Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 31. He was 95.

A 1931 graduate of Harvard Law School (HLS), Brown returned to the School in 1946 as a visiting professor, becoming a full professor a year later. He served as professor emeritus since retiring from teaching in 1971.

After leaving HLS, Brown worked for the Tax Division at the Department of Justice until his retirement in January 2001. He was presented the Justice Department’s Distinguished Service Award in 1981, and was honored with the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award by President George H.W. Bush in 1991.