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John L. Brown

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John L. Brown
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Court Information:
South Dakota Sixth Judicial Circuit
Title:   Presiding judge
Active:   2008-2022
Chief:   2011-Present
Past position:   City attorney, Pierre City
Past term:   1998-2008
Past position 2:   Attorney, Riter Rogers Law Firm
Past term 2:   1991-2008
Personal History
Born:   7/22/1952
Undergraduate:   South Dakota State University, 1974
Law School:   University of South Dakota School of Law, 1991
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Sixth Judicial Circuit
Position:  Position C
State:  South Dakota
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  ApprovedA

John L. Brown is a judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit in South Dakota. He was appointed to the seat in 2008. He was appointed presiding judge in August 2011, following the elevation of Lori Wilbur to the South Dakota Supreme Court. Brown was re-appointed as presiding judge on August 15, 2013, by Chief Justice David Gilbertson.[1][2][3] He was re-elected to the Sixth Judicial Circuit in 2014 for a term that expires in 2022.[4]



See also: South Dakota judicial elections, 2014
Brown ran for re-election to the Sixth Judicial Circuit.
General: He was unopposed in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4]


Brown received his undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University in 1974 and his J.D. from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1991.[5][6]


Awards and associations

  • 2008: Member, South Dakota Correction Commission
  • Member, Lions Club[6]

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