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Finance company executive

Melvin F. Brown, American finance company executive. Bar: Missouri 1961.


Brown, Melvin F. was born on June 4, 1935 in Carlinville, Illinois, United States. Son of Ben and Selma (Frommel) Brown.


Washington University (Bachelor of Arts). Washington University (Juris Doctor).


Private practice, St. Louis, 1961-1962; assistant to general counsel, Union Elec. Company, St. Louis, 1962-1965; secretary, attorney, ITT Aetna Corporation, St. Louis, 1965-1972; vice president, general counsel, ITT Aetna Corporation, 1972; also director. Corporation secretary, general counsel, ITT Finance Corporation, 1974-1977; executive vice president, ITT Finance Corporation, 1977-1995; president, ITT Commercial Finance Corporation, 1977-1995; president, ITT Commercial Finance Corporation, St. Louis, 1977-1995; president, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Finance Superior vena cava syndrome, 1995-1996; vice chairman, Deutsche Finance Superior vena cava syndrome, 1997-1998.

Board directors Falcon Products, Foundors Bancshares.


  • Bar: Missouri 1961.


Member Missouri Commission Democratic Party Constitution By-Laws and Party Structure, 1969-1970, Missouri Democratic Platform Committee, 1966, 68. Member board adjustment City of Clayton, Missouri, since 1974. Chairman St. Louis chapter American Jewish Committee, since 1968.

Member of national county Washington University School Law. Board of trustees Missouri History Society. Trustee Whitaker Charitable Foundation.

Trustee Maryville U., St. Louis Symphony Society. President Gateway chapter Leukemia Society. Member Research Honorary colonel Missouri Governor's Staff.

Captain Army of the United States, 1957-1964. Member Bar Association Metropolitan St. Louis (president young lawyers section 1965-1966), Missouri Bar Association M C.


Married Jacqueline Sue Hirsch, September 2, 1962 (deceased). Children: Benjamin Andrew, Mark Steven. Married Pamela Turken, September 12, 1992.

Ben Brown

Selma (Frommel) Brown

Jacqueline Sue Hirsch

Pamela Turken

Mark Steven Brown

Benjamin Andrew Brown