Brown, Nelson Pierce, 1878-1946

Brown, Nelson Pierce, 1878-1946



  • Existence: 1878 - 1946


Nelson Pierce Brown was born in Cambridge, MA on May 13, 1878. He graduated from Everett High School in 1895 and attended Dartmouth College, where he won the Kappa Kappa Kappa prize for oration from 1895-1899, the Rollins prize for oration in 1898, was named president of the Dartmouth Debate Union in 1899, and selected Class Orator for 1899. Brown graduated from Dartmouth in 1899 and taught at Dartmouth from 1901-02. In 1903 Brown married Margaret Tucker, daughter of Dartmouth president William Jewett Tucker and graduated Harvard Law. Appointed Middlesex Co. District Attorney in 1912 and assistant to attorney general Henry C. Attwill in 1915, Brown was appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Court in 1918 where he served for 29 years. Brown died in Everett, MA on April 9, 1946 and was buried in Hanover, NH.

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Nelson Brown papers

Identifier: MS-189
Date(s): 1894 to 1945

Nelson Pierce Brown (1878-1946), judge on the Massachusetts Supreme Court. Dartmouth Class of 1899. The papers document Brown's Massachusetts Supreme Court career, his college years at Dartmouth, and his relationship with Dartmouth throughout his lifetime. Includes a 24-volume set of trial notes, as well as personal correspondence, bound orations, a college photographic album, newspaper clippings and obituaries, diaries, and a manuscript of a legal glossary Brown authored.