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Paul Edmondson Brown, American lawyer. Bar: Iowa 1941, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966. Named Outstanding Young Man of Iowa, Iowa State Junior Chamber of C., 1948; named to Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame, 2001.


Brown, Paul Edmondson was born on December 24, 1915 in Van Buren County, Iowa, United States. Son of William Allen and Margaret (Edmondson) Brown.


Bachelor, University Iowa, 1938. Juris Doctor with distinction, University Iowa, 1941.


Partner Mahoney, Brown, Mahoney, Boone, Iowa, 1946-1952. Vice president, counsel Bankers Life Company (now Principal Finance Group), Des Moines, 1952-1980. Of counsel Grefe & Sidney, 1980-1984, Davis, Hockensberg, Wine, Brown, Koehn, Shors, Des Moines, 1984-1991.

Private practice, from 1991. Attorney County of Boone, Iowa, 1948-1952. President Iowa Life Insurance Association, Des Moines, 1980-1985.


  • Bar: Iowa 1941, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966.


With United States Army, 1942-1946, colonel United States Army Reserve, 1946-1970. Member American Bar Association, Iowa Bar Association, Polk County Bar Association, Association Life Insurance Counsel, University Iowa Alumni Association (member President' Club and various committees), Civil War Roundtable, World World War II State Monument Committee, Downtown Des Moines Kiwanis Club (president 1961, Hixson fellow 1999).


Married Lorraine Hill, January 9, 1944. 1 child, Scott.

William Allen Brown

Margaret (Edmondson) Brown

Lorraine Hill

Scott Brown