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Russell Salathiel BROWN

Russell Salathiel BROWN, American Member City Council. Member of Alpha Phi Alpha; Sigma Pi Phi; Artist Fellowship & Master of Arts Club: City, Cleveland.


  • BROWN, Russell Salathiel was born on August 31, 1889 in London, Kentucky, United States.

  • Education

    • Topeka High School, Kansas. Dougherty Business College. Payne Theological Seminary.

      Cleveland College, Western Reserve University.


    • Elected to City Council, Cleveland, 1929-1930, by Republic Majority. Appointed by Governor Myers Y. Cooper to Trusteeship State Department, Wilberforce University, Xenia, O., 1929-1934. Religious Secretary, Young Men's Christian Association, Camp Funston, Kansas, 1917.

      Pastor, 1st Congregational Church, Atlanta, 1920-1925. Invited to make nominating speech for Calvin Coolidge, Georgia State Convention. Chairman, Race-Relations Committee, 3 years.

      Member. Committee on Missions, highest governing body of Congregational Churches in American, 1922-1924. Pastor, Mount Zion Congregational Churchl largest building owned and controlled by negroes in Cleveland, Ohio, 1925.


    Member of Alpha Phi Alpha. Sigma Pi Phi; Artist Fellowship & Master of Arts Club: City, Cleveland.


    • Spouse Floy Smith (Oberlin), June 24, 1915, Moderator Congregational Ministers Club of Greater Cleveland, 1928.
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    Born August 31, 1889