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Ernest Edmond Brown

Ernest Edmond Brown, American poultry company executive. Recipient Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, Champaign, Illinois, 1967, Gamma Sigma Delta award University Illinois, Urbana, 1971; named Outstanding Citizen Gibson City Chamber of Commerce, 1970.


  • Brown, Ernest Edmond was born on June 7, 1921 in Wayne City, Illinois, United States. Son of George Havard and Dorothy Marie (Smith) Brown.

  • Education

    • Student, Reformed School, Florence, Italy, 1945.


    • Executive vice president Corn Belt Hatcheries, Gibson City, Illinois, 1951-1978. Vice president, general manager Loda (Illinois) Poultry Company, 1982-1987. Retired

      Secretary, board directors Veronix of Illinois, Inc., since 1988.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Secretary Gibson City Hospital Board, 1958-1984. President Arrowhead council Boy Scouts American, 1964-1967, chairman trust fund, 1980-1984. Member University Illinois advisory board to Dean Agriculture, 1964-1968.

    Advisor to Animal Science Department University Illinois, 1964-1968, State of Illinois on agriculture environmental problems, 1968-1969. President parent's council Milliken University, 1969-1973. Chairman Nutritional Research Committee American Egg Board, 1974.

    Trustee MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1981-1985. Member finance committee Council of Ministries and Board Managers East Bay Camp, since 1980. Past chairman board United Methodist Church.

    Served on various egg boards and committees Served as sergeant United States Army, European Theatre of Operations, 1942-1945. Member American Poultry and Hatchery Federation (director Illinois chapter 1960-1970), Illinois Hatchery and Poultry Federation (president 1961), Illinois Poultry Industry Council (president 1963). Lodges: Lions, Masons.


    • Married Ella Corinne Wolverton, July 28, 1946. Children: Mark, Marsha, Danny, Corinne.
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    Died January 9, 2006
    (aged 84)
    • 1945
      Reformed School
    • 1951 - 1978
      Executive, vice president Corn Belt Hatcheries
      Gibson City, Illinois, United States
    • 1982 - 1987
      vice president, Loda (Illinois) Poultry Company
    • 1982 - 1987
      general manager, Loda (Illinois) Poultry Company