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Arthur Voorhees Brown

Arthur Voorhees Brown, American banker. member of advisory board, Salvation Army. Life; member Indiana State and Indianapolis bar associations, Indiana Pioneer Society, Sigma Chi.; Mason (33°).

Background

  • Brown, Arthur Voorhees was born on March 17, 1863 in New Bethel, near Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Samuel Miller and Mahala (Brady) Brown.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Philosophy, Butler College, 1885, Doctor of Laws, 1938.

    Career

    • Read law in office of Harrison, Miller & Elam (Harrison, President of the United States). Admitted to Indiana bar, 1886, began practice at Indianapolis. Deputy prosecuting attorney, Marion County, 1888-1890.

      County attorney, Marion Company, 1890-1895. Vice president Union Trust Company (Indianapolis), 1915-1916, president 1916-1942, Chairman of the Board since 1942. President Indiana National Bank, Indianapolis, 1932-1942, Chairman of the Board since 1942.

      Former president Indiana Hotel Company. Director Indianapolis Power & Light Company, Real Silk Hosiery Mills. President Indianapolis Clearing House Association 7 years, Indianapolis Community Fund, 1932-1933, Indiana Methodist Hospital, 20 years, now honorary trustee.

      Treasurer Riley Hospital, Butler Foundation. Trustee Butler U.; former treasurer Indianapolis Chapter American Red Cross, now treasurer emeritus. Member of advisory board, Salvation Army.

      Life member American History Association. Member Indiana State and Indianapolis bar associations, Indiana Pioneer Society, Sigma Chi.

    Politics

    The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.

    Religion

    The Gospel of Christ shows the essential steps that one must take to attain the goal of salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    God enables every person to resist evil, by accepting forgiveness and liberation, and willing to be open to the Holy Spirit.

    Membership

    Member of advisory board, Salvation Army. Life; member Indiana State and Indianapolis bar associations, Indiana Pioneer Society, Sigma Chi. Mason (33°).; Clubs: University, Columbia, Woodstock, Indianapolis Athletic, Dramatic, Contemporary.

    Connections

    • Married Katharine Malott, January 8, 1896. Children: Volney Malott, Arthur Voorhees, Katharine Malott.
    • father: Samuel Miller Brown
    • mother: Mahala (Brady) Brown
    • spouse: Katharine Malott
    • children: Volney Malott Brown
    • Arthur Voorhees Brown
    • Katharine Malott Brown
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    Born March 17, 1863
    Died April 15, 1949
    (aged 86)
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