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Minister , Social science educator

John Eugene Brown, American Social science educator, retired minister. Ordained minister Presbyterian Church, 1961. Research grantee on Havre de Grace Maryland., National Endowment for Humanities and Doctor of Medicine Humanities Council, Baltimore, 1985.


Brown, John Eugene was born on July 3, 1931 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. Son of Clifford Leo and Edith Eunice (Bolinger) Brown.


Bachelor, DePauw University, 1954. Bachelor of Divinity, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1957. Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1959.

Doctor of Philosophy, Ball State University, 1970.


University chaplain's assistant, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1958-1960; assistant professor religion, Alma (Michigan) College, 1960-1964; minister Christian education, Grace Presbyterian Church, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, 1964-1966; visiting assistant professor of history, Centre College of Kentucky, Danville, 1967; teaching assistant in history, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1967-1970; professor of history, philosophy and religion, Harford Community College, Bel Air, Maryland., 1970-1996; retired, 1996. Member Presbytery of Baltimore, 1970-1996, honorably retired, 1996.


  • Ordained minister Presbyterian Church, 1961.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Editor Harford History Bulletin, 1982-1985.


Commissioner Historic Preservation Commission, Harford County, Maryland, 1994-1996. Board directors Museum Colquitt County History, History Society Colquitt County, Georgia, 1997-2001. Member Organization American Historians, Maryland History Society, Indiana History Society, History Society Harford County Maryland (president 1986-1988, George W. Archer lecturer 1994), St. Andrew's Society Baltimore, Baltimore Foreign Affairs Council, Kiwanis Club Moultrie Georgia (board directors, George F. Hixson fellow 1999) Bel Air American History Club (vice president 1985-1990).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: history writing, computers, opera, symphony, piano.


Married Edith Ann Beer, June 5, 1953 (divorced May 1981). Children: Beth Ann Brown-Reinsel, Lisa Suzanne, Christine Louise Brown St. Ours, John Jefferson. Married Gloria Margaret Limberg Hastings, August 1, 1981.

3 stepchildren.

Clifford Leo Brown

Edith Eunice (Bolinger) Brown

Edith Ann Beer

Gloria Margaret Limberg Hastings

John Jefferson Brown

Lisa Suzanne Brown

Christine Louise Brown St. Ours Brown

Beth Ann Brown-Reinsel Brown