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Investment executive

Fred Elmore Brown, American investment executive. Decorated Legion of Merit; recipient Distinguished Service citation, 1982, Regents Alumni award University Oklahoma, 1985; Arthur Barto Adams fellow, 1993; inducted Oklahoma Hall of Fame, 1982; Fred E. Brown chair in business named in his honor, College Business Administration, University Oklahoma.


Brown, Fred Elmore was born on July 20, 1913 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Fred E. and Alice (Washington) Brown.


Bachelor of Science, University Oklahoma, 1934. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1936. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Oklahoma, 1994.


Senior partner J. & W. Seligman & Company, 1955-1981. Chairman, chief executive officer J. & W. Seligman & Company Inc., 1981-1989, senior advisor, director, 1989-1993, consultant, director, 1994-2000, consultant, from 2000. Director emeritus Seligman Funds, Tri-Continental Corporation.


  • Recipient Fred E. Brown chair in business College Business Administration, U. Oklahoma.


Trustee Adirondack Community Trust, Lake Placid Education Foundation, Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Senior member advisory committee College Business Administration, University Oklahoma. Board directors Bizzell Library.

Society; director Lake Placid Horse Show Association Lieutenant colonel OQMG Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member Union Club, Beta Theta Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Margaret Ann Gillham, November 15, 1941 (deceased). 1 child, Frederick Elmore. Married Enid Sillcox Darlington, December 22, 1977.

Fred E. Brown

Alice (Washington) Brown

Margaret Ann Gillham

Enid Sillcox Darlington

Frederick Elmore Brown