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John William Brown, 1930 - 1985

Retired Accident Corporation deputy manager and former public trust solicitor John Brown has died.

Starting his legal career with the Public Trust in 1950 John Brown was appointed Wellington office district solicitor in 1959 and six months later district solicitor in Invercargill.

In 1963 he transferred to Auckland as district solicitor and then in 1968 moved back to Wellington as a head office solicitor.

Five years later with the formation of the Accident Compensation Commission he resigned from the Public Trust and joined the commission as chief office solicitor.

Later he became deputy general manager of the renamed Accident Compensation Corporation, retiring in 1985. He is survived by his wife Jan who he met while working for the Public Trust.

This was first published on page 6 of the March 1986 issue of Council Brief, the monthly newsletter of the Wellington District Law Society.

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Last updated on the 27th June 2017