Melvin Clay Brewer was an American football player and coach. He played college football at the University of Illinois where he was selected as a second-team All-American in 1939. Brewer grew up in Carbondale, where he was a star athlete in both basketball and football. After graduating high school in 1936, Brewer enrolled at the University of Illinois where he played college football for the Illinois Fighting Illini football team from 1937 to 1939, he was the captain of Illinois' 1939 football team, he was selected by the United Press as a second-team guard on the 1939 College Football All-America Team. In December 1939, Brewer was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 1940 NFL Draft. Instead of playing professional football, Brewer accepted a position as the head baseball coach and assistant football coach at Wabash College during the 1940–41 academic year. In May 1941, he was classified as unfit for military service due to a silver plate, inserted in one knee after a football injury during his sophomore year.
He was the backfield coach at DePauw University during the 1941 football season. In 1942, Brewer enlisted in the United States Navy but was discharged due to his recurring knee injury. During the 1943–44 academic year, he returned to the University of Illinois as a staff member in the school of physical education, he next served as the head football coach at Illinois Wesleyan University from 1944 to 1946, compiling a record of 12–10. In 1947, Brewer returned to the University of Illinois as the freshman football coach
Simon Denis Brown, Baron Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, PC is a British lawyer and former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. The son of Denis Baer Brown and Edna Elizabeth Brown, Brown was born on 9 April 1937, he was educated at an independent school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. He undertook National Service in the Royal Artillery from 1955 to 1957, he was commissioned on 24 March 1956 as a second lieutenant. He was transferred to the Regular Army Reserves of Officers on 29 July 1957, thereby ending his active service, he was promoted to lieutenant on 7 January 1961. He graduated from Worcester College, Oxford. Brown was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1961. From 1979 to 1984, he was First Junior Treasury Counsel. In 1980, he served as Master of the Bench at the Middle Temple. Brown was appointed a High Court Judge in 1984 and assigned to the Queen's Bench Division, receiving a knighthood on his appointment, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal, a judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, in 1992 and was made a Privy Counsellor in the same year.
He was Vice-President of the Civil Division from 2001 to 2003. In 2004, he was appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, therefore became a life peer with the title Baron Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, sitting as a crossbencher, he and nine other Lords of Appeal in Ordinary became Justices of the Supreme Court upon that body's inauguration on 1 October 2009. In 2011, Brown gave a concurring judgment in R v Gnango in which he stated that "he general public would be astonished and appalled if in those circumstances the law attached liability for the death only to the gunman who fired the fatal shot." The decision of the Supreme Court and Brown's judgment in particular were criticised by former Lord Justice of Appeal the Rt Hon. Sir Richard Buxton QC and Dr Jonathan Rogers, Senior Lecturer in Laws at University College London, for tenuous reasoning in an attempt to mollify public opinion, he has been married to Jennifer Buddicom since 31 May 1963.