Brooks, Lawrence Graham, 1881-

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birth 1881
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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

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


  • "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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