Justice Arthur D. Brennan was born on August 29, 1899 in Mount Vernon, NY. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1918, Syracuse University in 1920, and Syracuse University Law School in 1923. He was admitted to the Bar on March 3, 1925. He worked as a law clerk at the office of William S. Coffey in 1923 and at the office of Sydney A. Syme from 1923 to 1925. He then practiced at the law firm of Bleakly, Platt, Gilchrist & Walker in White Plains.
Brennan was elected to the Westchester County Court in 1951 and in 1953 he was elected as a Justice of the State Supreme Court for the Ninth Judicial District. He was designated to the Appellate Division by Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller on January 1, 1960. He retired from the bench in 1976.
Brennan served in both World Wars, was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of the Westchester Park Commission.
He was married to Elyce and had a daughter, Patricia, and two granddaughters. He died on November 12, 1993 in Rye Brook, NY at the age of 94.
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