Brooks, Lawrence Graham, 1881-

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Dates:
Birth 1881

Biographical notes:

Attorney, judge, and civic leader. Harvard, B.A., 1902; M.A. 1903; Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1905. Practiced law in Massachusetts, 1905-1928; judge in Middlesex, Mass. County courts, 1928-1970; member of various legal and political groups.

From the description of Papers, 1897-1981. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 236047331

Lawrence Graham Brooks (1881-1981) earned his Harvard AB 1902.

From the description of Student notes and papers, 1899-1901. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77064983

  • 21 February 1881: b. Roxbury, Massachusetts
  • 1882 - 1885 : Lived in Germany
  • 1885 - 1891 : Lived in Brockton, Mass.
  • 1891 - 1893 : Lived in Germany and England; subsequently in Cambridge
  • 1912 - 1981 : Lived in West Medford, Massachusetts
  • 1896 or 1897: Volunteer for Cambridge Good Government Association
  • 1902: 1903: B.A. and M.A., Harvard College
  • 1905: LL.B., Harvard Law School
  • 1905: Admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts
  • 1905 - 1906 : Attorney with Putnam and Putnam,
  • 1906 - 1909 : Legal Counsel for Boston Elevated Street Railway
  • 1906 - 1909 : Member Cambridge School Committee
  • 1909 - : Independent law practice
  • 1912: m. Susan M. Hallowell ; children: John Graham, Ann (Carter), Charlotte Hallowell (Read), Catharine
  • 1912 - 1918 : Treasurer, Massachusetts Civic League
  • 1913 - 1917 : Secretary-Treasurer, Mass. Highway Safety League
  • 1914 - 1917 : Secretary-Treasurer, Union for a Progressive Constitution
  • 1918: Executive Secretary, A.B.A. Committee for War Service, Washington, D.C.
  • ca. 1920: Active in defending victims of the "Red Raids" and protesting anti-sedition legislation
  • 1923 - 1927 : City Solicitor, Medford, Mass.
  • 1926: One of the organizers of the First National Bank in Medford; on Board through 1969
  • 1926: Secretary, Citizens Committee on the World Court
  • 1926: Chairman, Massachusetts Council for International Cooperation
  • 1928: Appointed Special Justice of the First District Court of Eastern Middlesex
  • 1929: Chairman, Massachusetts Committee to Modify the Cruiser Bill
  • ca. 1930: Chairman, Massachusetts Committee on Militarism in Education
  • 1921 - 1949 : Member, Foreign Policy Association of Massachusetts; Chairman, 1942-1948; Director of successor organization, the World Affairs Council, 1946-
  • 1940 - 1968 : Chairman, Medford Draft Board
  • 1945 - 1946 : Chairman, Massachusetts Committee for Russian Relief
  • 1946: Member, Board of Directors, American Unitarian Association; Chairman, 1947-1960; Vice-Moderator, Unitarian-Universalist Association, 1961-1964
  • 1948 - 1963 : Chairman, International Friendship League; Chairman Emeritus, through 1978
  • 1950: Appointed Justice of Appelate Division of Northern District of Massachusetts; appointed Presiding Justice in 1960
  • 1960: Recipient of Unitarian Award for Distinguished Service to the Cause of Liberal Religion
  • 1965: Recipient of the Charles M. Rogerson Award of the United Community Services
  • 1965: Chairman, Medford Fair Housing Committee
  • 1965: Member of Executive Committee, Boston Committee on Foreign Relations
  • 1966: Recipient of honorary degree, "Doctor of Humane Letters," Tufts University
  • 1970: Retired from judgeships
  • 1972: Recipient of the Abraham Alper Award, from the Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
  • 12 September 1981: Died in West Medford, Massachusetts

Author:

"The Structure, Functions, and Operations of the District Courts in Massachusetts." 1964. In Vol. VI of Tufts Assembly Papers. "Comments on MIRANDA v. ARIZONA." In Boston Bar Journal,Vol. 10, No. 9 (October 1966). "Scaling the Heights - 63 Years Ago." In The New York Times,13 May 1973 (Travel Section). The Memoirs of Lawrence Graham Brooks.Boston, 1981. Also editorials, memorials, speeches, and radio talks.

From the guide to the Papers, 1897-1981, (Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University)

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