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David Abraham Brown

capitalist , cultural organization administrator.

David Abraham Brown, British capitalist, cultural organization administrator. member board American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1920-1937, Palestine Economic Corporation, 1926-1936; member Jewish Agency for Palestine; Member United Spanish War Veterans.

Background

Brown, David Abraham was born on November 3, 1875 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Son of Morris and Charlotte (Levy) Brown.

Education

Brought to Detroit, Michigan, 1880. Educational public schools. Doctor of Hebrew Laws, Hebrew Union College, 1928.

Career

Began in coal business, 1896, later head of Brown & Brown Coal Company, Detroit. Chairman of the Board Broadway National Bank & Turst County, New York City. President Broadway National County, New York City, 1929-1930.

President People’s Ice Company, Detroit, 1903-1910. President General Necessities Corporation, Detroit, 1911-1929. President David A. Brown, Inc., New York City.

President public The American Hebrew, 1930-1935. National chairman American Jewish Relief Campaign, 1921-1922, United Jewish Campaign, 1925-1928. Chairman finance committee Hebrew Union College.

Chairman finance committee Union of Hebrew Congregations, 1924-1935. Member board American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1920-1937, Palestine Economic Corporation, 1926-1936. Member Jewish Agency for Palestine.

President American Friends of China. United States chairman China Famine Relief, 1928-1933.

Membership

Member board American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1920-1937, Palestine Economic Corporation, 1926-1936. Member Jewish Agency for Palestine. Member United Spanish War Veterans.

Connections

Married Paula Kahn, November 3, 1904 (died February 1, 1924).; married second, Pearl Kroll, May 21, 1940. Children: Rosalie Agnes, Carolyn Elizabeth.

father:
Morris Brown

mother:
Charlotte (Levy) Brown

spouses:
Paula Kahn

Pearl Kroll

children:
Rosalie Agnes Brown

Carolyn Elizabeth Brown