Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Frederick William Brune IV (1894-1972)
MSA SC 3520-1634


Born in Baltimore City, October 15, 1894.  Son of Frederick W. Brune III and Blanche Shoemaker Brune.  Attended Marston's University School; The Johns Hopkins University; Harvard College, B.A., 1915; Harvard University School of Law, LL.B., 1920.  Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1921.  Married Mary Washington Keyser on January 22, 1921; two children:  Frederick W. Brune, Jr. and Caroline Fischer.  Resided in Baltimore City.  Died in Baltimore City, February 19, 1972.

Served in U.S. Army Intelligence and Ambulance Corps during World War I.  Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1923-24.  Law partnership with William C. Coleman and Edward F.A. Morgan, 1924-27; Morgan & Brune, 1927-28; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, 1928-54.  President, Baltimore City Bar Association, 1939-40.  President, Maryland State Bar Association, 1947-48.  Fellow, American Bar Association.  Chief Judge, Court of Appeals, 1954-64.  Chair, Baltimore Service Commission, 1937-46; Selective Service Board, 1940-43; War Price and Rationing Board, 1942-45; Baltimore Charter Revision Commission, 1944-46; Committee of the Court of Appeals on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1946-54; Committee on the Revision of Corporation Laws, 1948-51; Tax Survey Commission, 1949-51; Council of the American Bar Association section on Corporation, Banking and Mercantile Law; Maryland State Library Committee; Hall of Records Commission; Commission to Revise the Motor Vehicle Laws.  President, Maryland Historical Society.  Advisor to the Maryland Diocese of the Episcopal Church.  Board of Visitors, Harvard Law School.

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