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Memorial service set for 104-year-old Kan. judge

February 7, 2012

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— A memorial service for U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown has been scheduled for this Saturday.

The 104-year-old judge was the nation's oldest sitting judge when he died Jan. 23 at an assisted living center in Wichita.

A celebration of his life is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at College Hill United Methodist Church.

Brown was appointed as a federal district judge in 1962 by then-President John F. Kennedy. In 1979, Brown officially took senior status, a type of semiretirement that allows federal judges to work with a full or reduced case level. He continued to carry a full workload for decades.

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