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    Judge Anna J. Brown: “Fundamentally inclined toward solving problems” –Lifetime Service Award 2019

      By Adair Law The U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society is pleased to honor Judge Anna J. Brown with its 2019 Lifetime Service Award. This article is based on research, interviews, and conversations with Judge Brown, her colleagues, and friends. All photos are courtesy of Judge Brown unless noted. Like millions of people displaced by World War II, Judge Anna J. Brown’s parents, Adalbert and Margarete Jaeger, sought a new life in America. On February 7, 1952, Adalbert’s 43rd birthday, he and Margarete, with their daughters Irmgard (7) and Rita (3) and Adalbert’s older brother, Franz Jaeger, boarded the SS Homeland in Hamburg, Germany en route to Portland,…