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George Hay Brown, American investment counselor.


Brown, George Hay was born on February 4, 1910 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Orville G. and Clara Amsden (Topping) Brown.


Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1929;Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1931;Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1945.


Divisional sales manager, Mallinckrodt Chemical Works, St. Louis, 1931-1938;instructor marketing, University of Chicago, 1938-1941;assistant professor, University of Chicago, 1941-1942;associate professor, University of Chicago, 1942-1944;professor, University of Chicago, 1945-1954;director business problems bureau, University of Chicago, 1942-1946;director development for social science, business and social service administration, University of Chicago, 1947-1949;manager marketing research, Ford. division Ford Motor Company, 1954-1960;director marketing research, marketing staff, Ford. division Ford Motor Company, 1960-1969;director, United States Census Bureau, 1969-1973;secretary, Conference Board, New York City, 1973-1981;senior research fellow, Conference Board, 1981-1983;investment counselor, A.C. Brown & Associations, since 1983. Visiting professor School Business, North Florida U., 1981-1984. Member Executive Committee national marketing advising committee United States Dept Commerce, 1964-1969.

Head United States delegate United Nations Conference Asian Statisticians, Manila, 1972. Consultant Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1973-1978, United States General Accounting Office, 1974-1982, United States News and World Report,1974-1979, Western Union Company, 1978-1983.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The International Economic Position of New Zealand, Journal of Business Monograph, 1946. (with Jeuck and Peterson) Readings in Marketing and Price Policy, 1951. Editor: Marketing Series, Henry Holt & Company, 1950-1955.

      Contributor articles to economic journals.


Trustee Foundation for Research on Human Behavior, Ann Arbor, 1962-1969, Marketing Science Institute, Philadelphia, 1963-1969, Advertising Research Foundation, New York, 1967-1969. Board directors Federal Statistical Users Conference, Washington, 1976-1979, Campaign Communications Institute American, Incorporated, New York York City, 1978-1982. Member board governors subcommittee American Red Cross, 1977-1985.

General chairman American Red Cross of Greater New York Community Appeal, 1976-1977. Trustee Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1977-1980, director long-range planning committee, 1980-1982. Board directors Hospital Chaplaincy, Incorporated, New York York City, 1981-1982.

Fellow American Psychological Association, American Statistical Association (life, director 1973-1975). Member American Economic Association, American Marketing Association (national president 1951-1952, founder G.H. Brown Scholars Trust 1985), American Marketing Association Foundation (trustee 1992-1995), Marketing Research Council New York (life, director 1980-1981), Association University Business and Economic Research (life), Delta Sigma Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Catherine Smith, June 11, 1932 (deceased May 1962). 1 child, Annual.

Orville G. Brown

Clara Amsden (Topping) Brown

Catherine Smith

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