Began at 16 as clerk in dry goods store, later partner with E. Stevens Henry. Formed partnership with brother, ex-Governor D. Russell Brown, and Charles H. Child, as Brown Brothers & Company, mill supplies, incorporated as The Brown Brothers Company, of which was secretary, 1893-1899. Organizer, 1899, also treasurer and general manager of the United States Bobbin & Shuttle Company, owning many plants in N.E.
President Industrial Trust Company, 1912-1924, later v.chmn. board. Officer or director many corporations.
Born April 28, 1850