J. Howe Brown, Jr.

The Honorable James Howe Brown, Jr. was a judge on the Circuit Court from 1983 to 1999.

Early life and education

Brown graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1960 and from the University of Virginia with an LL.B in 1965.


Brown was elected to the bench of the circuit court in 1983 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Lewis D. Morris.[1][2]


On September 3, 1960, Brown married Joan Griffith Gamble.[3] On March 4, 1967, Brown married Margaret Ellen Weakley.


  1. Moore, Molly."Fairfax Bar Nominates 7 N.Va. Lawyers for Two Judgeships." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 1. Dec 21 1982. ProQuest. Web. 30 Aug. 2014.
  2. Kamen, Al, and Ed Bruske. "LAWYERS." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 1. Feb 21 1983. ProQuest. Web. 30 Aug. 2014.
  3. "In Winchester." The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): 1. Sep 26 1960. ProQuest. Web. 6 May 2014.