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James Brennan

James Brennan


At Rochester:

  • Three-year letterman in football
  • Freshman fullback
  • Sophomore Most Improved Player
  • Outstanding Lineman Award as a junior and senior
  • Selected to 1952 Small College All-American Honorable Mention Team
  • Earned a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1953


  • JD Law, Georgetown Law Center, 1958
  • Admitted to Washington, DC Bar
  • Received Schulte Zur Hausen Fellowship for International Law study at University of Frankfurt, Germany
  • Counsel to US Navy in NATO regarding intellectual property negotiations
  • Joined International Office of US Patent Office
  • Headed Office for Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
  • Deputy General Counsel of NOAA
  • Appointed by Secretary of Commerce to Director of National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Negotiated for National Weather Service
  • Wife Dorothy McCarthy Brennan '55, '56N
  • Resides in Stephenson, VA