Andrew Winfield Brainerd

Deceased: May 12, 2013

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Andrew Winfield Brainerd, born in Chicago in 1920, died this week at the age of 92. He grew up in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, the son of Winfield Scott and Helen Peacock Brainerd and brother to Mary Helen Brainerd. He attended the Francis W Parker School and later attended Cornell University and Northwestern Law School after serving in the US Army during World War II. He was a founding partner of the law firm of Baker, McKenzie, Hightower and Brainerd (now Baker & McKenzie) and had a distinguished career as an attorney working in the area of international taxation, mostly in private practice. His many legal publications and knowledge of foreign languages brought him to many parts of the world, working for such firms as Hughes Aircraft, Starkist, ITT, the Mormon Group and NIBCO. A member of the Illinois and California bar, he practiced and lived in both Los Angeles, Chicago and Winnetka. Apart from
his legal work, he was actively involved in the collection of fine arts and was a published author in the field of art history and authentication.
He leaves behind his three sons Scott, Stuart and Kent, three grandchildren Alexandra, Stephen and Georgina, as well as his former wife, Jean Brainerd.