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WILSON, N.C. —Author and former Navy JAG officer Don Brown will be the featured speaker at Barton College’s Friends of Hackney Library fall dinner and lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The evening’s festivities, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and remarks at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the dinner event are $30 per person with reservations accepted until September 27. Members of the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library may reserve tickets for $25 per person. Please contact Cynthia Collins at 399-6503 for reservations or additional information.
A Washington County native, Brown received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina and received a Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University School of Law. He continued his studies at the United States Naval War College in Newport, R.I., earning the Navy’s nonresident certificate in International Law. Brown spent five years in the U.S. Navy as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. During that time, he served with the U.S. Attorney, served in the Pentagon, and was published in the Naval Law Review. He also was a recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
Brown spent several years as a Navy JAG Prosecutor before becoming Special Assistant to the United States Attorney in the southern district of California. He returned to North Carolina in 1992 and practiced law with two Charlotte area law firms prior to founding his own firm, Brown & Associates PLLC, in 1996. Brown remained on inactive status with the Navy through 1999, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Brown has personal connections to Barton College (formerly Atlantic Christian College, founded by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination) — he grew up in a Christian Church (DOC) congregation in Eastern North Carolina, and his father is a Barton/ACC alumnus.
The event is sponsored in part by BB&T.