James L. Browning, Jr., American jurist, Died at 83


James L. Browning, Jr. was born in 1933, and died on January 12, 2016.

He was a California jurist.

James served as United States Attorney for the Northern District of California from 1969 to 1977 and later as a municipal, then state judge.

He finishes his undergraduate studies at California State University, Fresno and his law degree at UC Hastings College of the Law.

He also was a deputy district attorney for San Mateo County at the time he was appointed by President Nixon to succeed Cecil F. Poole as United States Attorney for the Northern District of California.

James served in that position from 1969 to 1977.

Notable events James Browning was involved in include negotiation and consultation during the Occupation of Alcatraz, consultation on whether a statement Groucho Marx made in a magazine interview constituted a threat to the President of the United States.

He was the prosecutor in the trial of Patty Hearst.

James filed to run for California Attorney General but lost the Republican nomination to George Deukmejian, in 1978

Later, he served as a municipal court judge in San Mateo County, California.

Browning was appointed to superior court judge by governor George Deukmejian, in 1990,

His second wife was Linda Miltner, in June 1978.

James L. Browning, Jr. passed away at 83 yrs old.