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Hon. Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court

The Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court is the American Inn for the Wichita, KS, area.  We are dedicated to the principle of professionalism in the administration of justice, a principle our namesake embodied.

Judge Wesley E. Brown was appointed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962.  He served as a United States Federal District Court Judge until his death on January 23, 2012 at 104 years of age.  Judge Brown was the oldest sitting judge in the federal court system, and one of the finest.

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                                                   Judge Wesley E. Brown

"I want you all to know that I will do my best to do my duty to God and my Country, to obey the laws, to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States, and with the help of God do it justly and with great humility.

In addition, to those of you who have had confidence in me, I shall not betray that confidence.  And to those who may have some doubt, I accept the challenge.  But here with you, my friends, I say here and now in the only way I can pay tribute to you and the faith you have had in me, that I will strive to seek to find the way of justice.  This is my pledge for your faith."

Judge Brown, 1962, in acceptance of his appointment to the federal bench by President John F. Kennedy.