(ca 1885-Aug. 4, 1970). A native of Winamac, Indiana, Brown graduated from Monticello High School and Indiana University and subsequently attended Indiana University Law School. A member of the Indiana Bar, Brown was elected reporter of the state supreme and appellate courts and served from 1928 to 1932.

Brown also served as a member of the Republican State Committee from 1924 to 1930. In 1936, she was sent on an extensive speaking trip to the Northwest by the Republican National Committee. Appointed Indiana Supreme Court librarian by Chief Justice Mart J. O’Malley in 1945, she served in that position until 1951, at which time the court fired her in a political move and replaced her with a former secretary to U.S. Senator William Jenner.

Active in many local groups, Brown’s memberships included the Indiana Association of Women Lawyers, the State Assembly Women’s Club, the Indiana University Women’s Club, the Business And Professional Women’S Club, and the Indianapolis Women’s Republican Club. Brown served as president of the latter two organizations.

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