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Douglass Vincent Brown

Douglass Vincent Brown, American educator. Fellow American Academy Arts and Science; member Industrial Relations Research Association, National Academy Arbitrators.


  • Brown, Douglass Vincent was born on May 16, 1904 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of George Henry and Frederica (Beinert) Brown.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, 1925. AM, Harvard University, 1926. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1932.


    • Instructor, tutor economic Harvard University, 1927-1933. Assistant professor medical economic Harvard Medical School, 1933-1938. Assistant professor, associate professor and professor industrial relations Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1938-1946, Alfred P. Sloan professor industrial management, 1946-1969, professor emeritus, 1969-1986.

      Various positions with advisory commission to Council of National Defense and Office of Personnel Management, 1940-1941. Staff member Harriman-Beaverbrook Mission to Russia, 1941. Consultant to War Department, 1942-1943.

      Public member National War Labor Board, Region I, 1943-1945.


    Fellow American Academy Arts and Science. Member Industrial Relations Research Association, National Academy Arbitrators.


    • Married Mary A. Nuss, Dec 2, 1933 (deceased 1984). Children: Deborah, Constance.
    • father: George Henry Brown
    • mother: Frederica (Beinert) Brown
    • spouse: Mary A. Nuss
    • children: Deborah Brown
    • Constance Brown
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    Died March 21, 1986
    (aged 81)