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David Abraham Brown

David Abraham Brown, British capitalist, cultural organization administrator. member board American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1920-1937, Palestine Economic Corporation, 1926-1936; member Jewish Agency for Palestine; Member United Spanish War Veterans.

Background

  • Brown, David Abraham was born on November 3, 1875 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Son of Morris and Charlotte (Levy) Brown.

  • Education

    • Brought to Detroit, Michigan, 1880. Educational public schools. Doctor of Hebrew Laws, Hebrew Union College, 1928.

    Career

    • Began in coal business, 1896, later head of Brown & Brown Coal Company, Detroit. Chairman of the Board Broadway National Bank & Turst County, New York City. President Broadway National County, New York City, 1929-1930.

      President People’s Ice Company, Detroit, 1903-1910. President General Necessities Corporation, Detroit, 1911-1929. President David A. Brown, Inc., New York City.

      President public The American Hebrew, 1930-1935. National chairman American Jewish Relief Campaign, 1921-1922, United Jewish Campaign, 1925-1928. Chairman finance committee Hebrew Union College.

      Chairman finance committee Union of Hebrew Congregations, 1924-1935. Member board American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1920-1937, Palestine Economic Corporation, 1926-1936. Member Jewish Agency for Palestine.

      President American Friends of China. United States chairman China Famine Relief, 1928-1933.

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Member board American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1920-1937, Palestine Economic Corporation, 1926-1936. Member Jewish Agency for Palestine. Member United Spanish War Veterans.

    Connections

    • Married Paula Kahn, November 3, 1904 (died February 1, 1924).; married second, Pearl Kroll, May 21, 1940. Children: Rosalie Agnes, Carolyn Elizabeth.
    • father: Morris Brown
    • mother: Charlotte (Levy) Brown
    • spouses: Paula Kahn
    • Pearl Kroll
    • children: Rosalie Agnes Brown
    • Carolyn Elizabeth Brown
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