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Ben Hill Brown,, American consultant. Bar: South Carolina 1959. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star medal.


Brown,, Ben Hill was born on February 8, 1914 in Spartansburg, South Carolina, United States. Son of Ben Hill and Clara Twitty (Colock) Brown.


AB, Wofford College, 1935. Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1939.


Private practice, Spartanburg, 1939-1941;assistant to legal adviser, Department of State, 1946-1949;deputy assistant secretary for congressional Rels., Department of State, 1949-1955;assigned, National War College, 1955-1956;director, United States Operations Mission to Iraq, 1956-1958;director, United States Operations Mission to Libya, 1959-1960;consul general, Turkey, Istanbul, 1960-1964;United States ambassador to, Liberia, 1964-1969;diplomat-in-residence, Northwestern University, 1969-1970;private consultant, St. Alexandria, Virginia, 1971-1989. Attended United Nations General Assembly as adviser, 1947, member survey mission to Germany, 1948, member United States delegate to Intergovtl. Conference to draft agreement establishing International Authority for the Ruhr, 1948.

Vice chairman United States delegate to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 1964.


  • Bar: South Carolina. 1959.


Called active duty as research officer, 1941. Served military government Italy, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces, in England, France and Germany. Deputy chief, acting chief legal branch Office Military Government (United States Zone), Germany, 1945-1946.

Inactive duty as lieutenant colonel Judge Advisory General Department, 1946. Member Spartanburg Bar Association, Masons, Phi Delta Phi, Kappa Alpha Order, Pi Kappa Delta, Chi Beta Phi, Sigma Upsilon, Blue Key.


Married Barbara B. Burt, March 3, 1940 (divorced). Children: Ben Hill III, Barbara Middleton, Calra Colcock, Hardee Burt. Married naomi Huber, June 27, 1970.

Ben Hill Brown,

Clara Twitty (Colock) Brown,

Barbara B. Burt

naomi Huber

Ben Hill III Brown,

Barbara Middleton Brown,

Calra Colcock Brown,

Hardee Burt Brown,