Walking stick with Tiffany 18K gold top. Initials 'G.A.B.' on gold. Exotic wood shaft. Circa 1900. H 36". 18K Condition: Slight superficial dents in top Link for high-res images: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/buhk1ti27t2zcffvb3z1d/h?dl=0&rlkey=q589zjfnewax6kl1aga7rjp81
George A. Brownell, a New York lawyer for more than half a century who undertook diplomatic missions after World War II, died Monday at the Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home. He was 85 years old and had homes in Manhattan and Golden's Bridge, N.Y.
Mr. Brownell, an authority on corporate law, was associated with the Manhattan firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell and its predecessor firms from 1922, the year he graduated from Harvard Law School, until he retired as a partner in 1972.
He remained counsel at the firm through 1979.
He was born in New York City and enlisted as a private in the field artillery during World War I and was discharged a second lieutenant. In World War II, he became executive officer to the Assistant Secretary of War for Air and rose to brigadier general. Named an Envoy by Truman
In 1946, President Harry S. Truman named Mr. Brownell his personal representative to India and the Middle East with the rank of minister. Two years later, he filled a similar post in Mexico. He remained a State Department consultant until 1957.
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