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Lewis Raymond Brown

Lewis Raymond Brown, American microbiologist, educator. Named Scholar of Year Phi Kappa Phi, 1988.


  • Brown, Lewis Raymond was born on August 11, 1930 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Robert James and Helen (Cier) Brown.

  • Education

    • Student, Tulane University, 1950. Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, 1951. Master of Science, Louisiana State University, 1953.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Louisiana State University, 1958.


    • Assistant branch chief Production Development Laboratory, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 1953-1955. Instructor Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1955-1958. Consultant private practice, 1958-1961.

      Assistant professor microbiology Mississippi State University, 1961-1963, associate professor, 1964-1966, assistant dean, 1971-1973, associate dean, 1973-1989, professor microbiology, 1967—2002, professor emeritus of microbiology and research, since 2002. President Lutri Plate Inc., Starkville, Mississippi, since 1985.


    • Author: Elementary Microbiology, 1967, The Science of Public Health, 1967. Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.


    The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in it.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Every member of a Christian Church should be delicate to other people and use appropriate language while communicating with others.


    President, vice president Exchange Club, Starkville, 1966. Fellow American Academy Microbiologists. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiologists, American Institute Biological Sciences, American Academy Microbiologists, American Water Resources Association, Society Industrial Microbiologists (Charles Porter award 1990, Wakesman Outstanding Teaching award 1993 Fellow, 1997), Sigma Xi (president chapter 1969, 2003).


    • Married widowed; children: Donna South, David T., Lewis R. Junior.
    • father: Robert James Brown
    • mother: Helen (Cier) Brown
    • spouse: widowed
    • children: Donna South Brown
    • David T. Brown
    • Lewis R. Junior Brown
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    Born August 11, 1930
    • 1950
      Tulane University
    • 1951
      Louisiana State University
    • 1953
      Louisiana State University
    • 1958
      Louisiana State University
    • 1953 - 1955
      Assistant, branch chief Production Development Laboratory
      Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States
    • 1955 - 1958
      instructor, Louisiana State University
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
    • 1958 - 1961
      consultant, private practice
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