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Richard A. Brown
Queens County District Attorney
In office
June 1, 1991 – May 3, 2019
Preceded by John J. Santucci
Succeeded by John M. Ryan (acting)
Personal details
Richard Allen Brown

(1932-11-13)November 13, 1932
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedMay 4, 2019(2019-05-04) (aged 86)
Redding, Connecticut, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Rhoda Steinberg
( m. 1960)
Alma mater Hobart College ( BA)
New York University ( LLB)
OccupationDistrict Attorney

Richard Allen Brown (November 13, 1932 – May 3, 2019) was an American attorney and judge from the State of New York. He was the Queens County District Attorney, having held office from 1991 until his death in 2019. [1][ dead link] Prior to becoming district attorney, Brown served as a judge of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department. Brown was the longest serving district attorney in New York City. [2] Brown died at the age of 86 in 2019. [3]


  1. ^ "District Attorney Richard A. Brown's Biography". Office of Queens District Attorney. Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  2. ^ Rosenberg, Eli (2015-12-28). "Elections Are Easy for Queens Prosecutor; Critics Call This a Problem". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  3. ^ "Queens DA Richard Brown dead at 86: District Attorney's office". WPIX 11 New York. 2019-05-04. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
Legal offices
Preceded by Queens County District Attorney
Succeeded by