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Donald Arthur Brown

Donald Arthur Brown, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1952. Named Washingtonian of Year, Washingtonian magazine, 1989.

Background

  • Brown, Donald Arthur was born on February 1, 1929 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Louis S. and Rose (Kliban) Brown.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economics, George Washington University, 1949. Bachelor of Laws (Case Club oral argument competition winner), George Washington University, 1952. Master of Laws, George Washington University, 1958.

    Career

    • Senior partner Brown, Gildenhorn & Jacobs (and predecessor), Washington, since 1955. Member faculty Practising Law Institute. Faculty Harvard University School Business, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984-1993, Yale University School Management, New Haven, 1986, George Washington University School Business, Washington, since 1994.

      Guest lecturer American University, National Association Real Estate Counselors, National Association Real Estate Investors. President, secretary JBG Construction, Inc. Partner JBG Associates.

      Vice president, treasurer JBG Properties, Inc. Trustee, general counsel National Bank Rosslyn, Arlington, Virginia. Member minority enterprises committee Small Business Administration.

      Finance committee Housing Development Corporation. Member Model Cities Committee District of Columbia. Appointed by President of the United States commissioner International Cultural and Trade Center, 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1952.

    Works

    • Co-author: Understanding Real Estate Investments, 1967. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Executive board Forest Hills Citizens Association. Board directors District of Columbia Junior Chamber of C. Member Friends Kennedy Center, Friends Corcoran Gallery, Big Brothers Organization District of Columbia.

    Board directors Washington Area Tennis Patrons Foundation, since 1964, president, 1973-1975, Federal city council. Trustee Woodley House, psychiatric half-way house, Washington, since 1973, president board directors, since 1975. Trustee University Düsseldorf.C., Sidwell Friends School, The Phillips Collection, since 1984.

    Member art advisory council Washington Convention Center committee District of Columbia Convention Center Served as officer United States Naval Reserve, 1952-1955. Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Washington Board Realtors (chairman lawyer-realtor liaison committee 1972, chairman investment property committee 1970), Economics Club of Washington, Burning Tree Club. Club: Georgetown (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Ann Winkelman, July 13, 1959. Children: Cathy, Laura.
    • father: Louis S. Brown
    • mother: Rose (Kliban) Brown
    • spouse: Ann Winkelman
    • children: Cathy Brown
    • Laura Brown
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    Nationality

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