WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A memorial service for U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown has been scheduled for this Saturday.
The 104-year-old judge was the nation’s oldest sitting judge when he died Jan. 23 at an assisted living center in Wichita.
A celebration of his life is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at College Hill United Methodist Church.
Brown was appointed as a federal district judge in 1962 by then-President John F. Kennedy. In 1979, Brown officially took senior status, a type of semiretirement that allows federal judges to work with a full or reduced case level. He continued to carry a full workload for decades.