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Melvin F. Brown

Melvin F. Brown, American finance company executive. Bar: Missouri 1961.


  • Brown, Melvin F. was born on June 4, 1935 in Carlinville, Illinois, United States. Son of Ben and Selma (Frommel) Brown.

  • Education

    • AB, Washington University, 1957. Juris Doctor, Washington University, 1961.


    • Private practice, St. Louis, 1961-1962. Assistant to general counsel Union Electrical Company, 1962-1965. Secretary, attorney ITT Aetna Corporation, 1965-1972, vice president, general counsel, 1972.

      Also director; corporation secretary, general counsel ITT Finance Corporation, 1974-1977, executive vice president, 1977-1995. President ITT Commercial Finance Corporation, 1977-1995, St. Louis, 1977-1995. President, Chief Executive Officer Deutsche Finance Services, 1995-1996, vice chairman, 1997-1998.

      Board directors Falcon Products, Foundors Bancshares. Chairman Triad Sancorp, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Missouri 1961.


    Member Missouri Commission Democratic Party Constitution By-Laws and Party Structure, 1969-1970, Missouri Democratic Platform Committee, 1966, 68. Member board adjustment City of Clayton, Missouri, since 1974. Chairman St. Louis chapter American Jewish Committee, since 1968.

    Member national council Washington University School Law. Board trustees Missouri History Society. Trustee Whitaker Charitable Foundation.

    Trustee Maryville University, St. Louis Symphony Society. President Gateway chapter Leukemia Society. Member Research Honorary colonel Missouri Governor's Staff.

    Captain Army of the United States, 1957-1964. Member Bar Association Metropolitan St. Louis (president young lawyers section 1965-1966), Missouri Bar Association.


    • Married Jacqueline Sue Hirsch, September 2, 1962 (deceased). Children: Benjamin Andrew, Mark Steven. Married Pamela Turken, September 12, 1992.
    • father: Ben Brown
    • mother: Selma (Frommel) Brown
    • spouses: Jacqueline Sue Hirsch
    • Pamela Turken
    • children: Benjamin Andrew Brown
    • Mark Steven Brown
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    • 1957
      Washington University
    • 1961
      Washington University
    • 1961 - 1962
      Private practice
    • 1962 - 1965
      assistant, to general counsel Union Electrical Company
    • 1977 - 1995
      president, International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation Commercial Finance Corporation
    • 1977 - 1995
      president, International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation Commercial Finance Corporation
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