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Editor , government relations executive , publisher

Charles Bruce Brownson, American editor, publisher, government relations executive. Decorated 5 battle stars, Legion of Merit, Medaille de Reconnaissance (France); named one of Outstanding Young Men American Indianapolis Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1947; recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Delta Sigma Rho, Tau Kappa Alpha, 1982, tribute publication in Congressional Record by Sen. Strom Thurmond, 1988.


Brownson, Charles Bruce was born on February 5, 1914 in Jackson, Michigan, United States. Son of Charles Matthew and Helen Gray (Oxby) Brownson.


Bachelor of Arts Michigan, 1935. Bachelor of Laws, Butler University, 1955. Graduate, National War College.


President, Center Wallpaper & Print Corporation, Indianapolis, 1936-1959;member 82d, 85th Congresses from 11th district Indiana, 1951-1959;assistant commissioner public affairs, congressional liaison, Housing and Home Finance Agency, Washington, 1959-1960;principal, Charles Brownson Associations, 1960-1980;general partner, Brownson Properties (Virginia), 1980-1988;founder, public, Congressional Staff Directory, Ltd., Washington, 1959-1988. Professional associate East-West Center.


  • Other Work

    • Editor, public Congressional Staff Directory, 1959-1988. Advance locator Capitol Hill, since 1964, Federal Staff Directory, since 1980, Judicial Staff Directory, since 1986. Lecturer seminars on such topics as: Pacific Prospects in Gobal prespective, 1978, Energy Interdependence and Growth Problems, 1978, Comparative Studies of the United States Congress and Japanese Diet, 1981.

      Also participated in Johnson Foundation Seminars United States and United Nations., Racine, Wisconsin, 1977. History papers in Bentley Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Official observer Zimbabwe-Rhodesian elections, 1979. Served to lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1941-1945, European Theatre of Operations, World World War II. Colonel Reserve retired, 1974.

Member Former Members Congress (charter, president 1978-1979), Public Relations Society of America, Indiana Society Washington, Florida State Society Washington, American Academy Political and Science Society, Sigma Nu, Fusaliers (president 1972-1977, treasurer 1977-1988), International Oceanographic Foundation, Fairchild Tropical Gardens Association, National Trust History Preservation, Washington Direct Marketing Association, (board directors 1973-1975), Smithsonian Association, Associates Corcoran. Clubs: Athletic (Indianapolis). Higgins Lake Property Owners Association.

Lodges: Masons, Mystic Tie.


Married Anna Louise Harshman, November 23, 1966. Children: Dwight C., Bruce B., Guy David, Catharine Andrea Lunsford, Scott Malcolm.

Charles Matthew Brownson

Helen Gray (Oxby) Brownson

Anna Louise Harshman