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Brown ’53 Honored

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Richard Brown '53 was awarded the Frank S. Hogan Award earlier this year for his decades of public service. The award is the New York State District Attorney Association's highest honor.

At the association's annual conference where he received the award, Brown said, "I am honored to accept this prestigious award from my fellow prosecutors. Our Association brings together prosecutors from every part of our state and unites them around a shared and priceless value - that of doing justice. And though we come from counties large and small, rural and urban, downstate and upstate, we are able to put aside our differences and join as one to make our justice system even better, even fair and more just. I thank you for this very important honor that you have bestowed upon me."

U. S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder presented the keynote address at the event.

Brown earned a B.A. in history and economics from Hobart College. While a student, he played football and lacrosse, was a member of Orange Key, Echo and WEOS.

In the photo above Richard Brown '53 (right) is photographed with U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder.

The front page article that appeared in the Queens Gazette follows.


The Queens Gazette
DA Brown Honored With Prestigious Hogan Award At NY DA's Winter Conference

January 30, 2013

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown was presented with the New York State
District Attorneys Association's highest honor - the Frank S. Hogan Award - for his decades of
public service at the Association's annual winter conference.

District Attorney Brown said, "I am honored to accept this prestigious award from my fellow
prosecutors. Our Association brings together prosecutors from every part of our state and unites them around a shared and priceless value - that of doing justice. And though we come from counties large and small, rural and urban, downstate and upstate, we are able to put aside our differences and join as one to make our justice system even better, even fair and more just. I thank you for this very important honor that you have bestowed upon me."

At the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York's winter conference, which was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan, district attorneys from around the state and others
convene for three days to discuss public safety and legislative priorities. District Attorney Brown
received the Hogan Award today at the conference's annual award luncheon, where United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder delivered the keynote address about President Barack Obama's gun safety proposals.

The Hogan Award is presented to the district attorney who best exemplifies the values for
which New York County District Attorney Frank S. Hogan stood: integrity and an unwavering
commitment to achieving justice and fairness for all who come before the court.

In presenting the award to District Attorney Brown, the Association's president, Manhattan
District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., said, "Judge Brown is an icon in the New York criminal
justice system, beloved by his staff, and enormously respected by jurists and prosecutors around the county. In his 21 years as Queens DA, he has transformed that office into what it is today - one of the very finest prosecutor's offices in the country, and the one that boasts the highest conviction rate in New York City."

Prior to becoming Queens County District Attorney in June 1991, District Attorney Brown
served, among other positions, as Counsel to Governor Hugh L. Carey and as an Associate Justice of the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department.

 

 


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