102-year-old judge still workingSubmitted by meekandmild on Tue, 03/02/2010 - 19:56
Judge Wesley Brown began working at about age 10, after his father fell ill and he had to help support his family. That was about 1917, and the federal judge in Wichita said that beginning work at a young age is one reason he's still showing up to the courthouse every day at 102.
"I've worked all my life," Brown said recently in an interview. "I wouldn't know what else to do."
His long career could be one of the reasons Brown has exceeded the average life expectancy by more than two decades.