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Milton Wilbert Brown


Milton Wilbert Brown, American clergyman. Member S.A.R., Chi Phi (grand chaplain 1928-1931).


Brown, Milton Wilbert was born on April 4, 1873 in Mount Eaton, Ohio, United States. Son of Review Milton W. and Sarah (Finney) B., Bachelor of Science, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1894, Master of Science, 1900.


Master of Arts, Wooster College, 1895. Studied Harvard, Emerson College, Lane Theological Seminary. Doctor of Divinity, Maryville (Tennessee) College, 1922.

Doctor of Laws, College of Ozarks, 1950.


Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1899. Pastor Westwood Church, Cincinnati, 1899-1904, Central Church, 1904-1906. Lyceum and chautauqua lecturer since 1906.

Delivered one lecture—The Superfluous Man”—more than 1,500 times. Incorporator Milton and Edith Brown Foundation, 1956, Young Men’s Christian Association secretary Camp Pike, then director for Army and Navy Commission in Hudson Valley, World War. Campaign director Board of Christian Education of Presbyterian Church United States of America, for endowment for Presbyterian colleges.

Trustee Maryville College. Elected president Press Radio Bible Service, 1936.


  • Other Work

    • Author: What Is Your Life? (brochure), 1910. The Superfluous Man, 1926. So You Are Going to College, 1940.Autumn Leaves, 1945

    • If a Man Die, 1948. Today and Every Day, 1948. Mental Medicine in Christian Practice, 1953.The Lost Saint (a defense of Judas Iscariot), 1956. Supplies daily sentence sermon to newspapers of English speaking world.


Member S.A.R., Chi Phi (grand chaplain 1928-1931).


Married Edith Marian Witt, April.

Review Milton W. Brown

Sarah (Finney) Brown

Edith Marian Witt