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Ray Everett Brown

university administrator , educator

Ray Everett Brown, American university administrator, educator. Recipient Gold Medal award American Association for Hospital Planning, 1963; Gold medal award American Society Hospital Pharmacists, 1964.


Brown, Ray Everett was born on September 26, 1913 in Union, South Carolina, United States. Son of Review William Thomas and Fan (Casey) Brown.


Student Gardner Webb College, 1932-1934. Bachelor of Science, University of North Carolina, 1937. Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago, 1943.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Wake Forest U., 1958.


County manager Cleveland County, North Carolina, 1937-1940. Superintendent Shelby (North Carolina) Hospital, 1940-1942. Superintendent North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston- Salem and professor hospital administration Bowman-Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest U., 1943-1945.

Superintendent University of Chicago Clinics and Hosps., 1945-1961. Vice president for administration University of Chicago, 1961-1964, associate professor school of business, 1947-1953, professor, 1953-1964. Associate director, graduate program in hospital administration, 1947-1951, director, 1951-1962.

Professor administration, director graduate program in hospital administration Duke, 1964-1967. Professor administration Harvard, 1967-1970, executive vice president affiliated hospitals, 1967-1970. Professor management Northwestern University, Chicago, executive vice president Medical Center, 1970-1974.

Director American Sterilizer Corporation, Parke, Davis Company.


  • Author: Hospitals Visualized (with others), 1952. Criteria for Student Selection, 1958, Graduate Education for Hospital Administration, 1959. Judgment in Administration, 1966.

    Also articles on management and hospitals to professional journals.


Member of Executive Committee White House Conference on Health, 1965. Member National Joint Commission Accreditation Hosps., 1955-1961. Member National Commission To Study Medical Education, 1967-1968.

Member commission on medical education American Medical Association, 1967-1974. Member National Commision on Nursing and Nursing Education, 1967-1970. Board of directors Blue Cross Plan of Chicago, 1960-1964, 70-74, National Council on Philanthropy, 1973, Community Fund Chicago, 1959-1964 (Executive Committee 1961-1964), Health Information Foundation, 1961-1968.

Fellow Royal College Health (England), American Public Health Association, American College Hospital Adminstrs. (board regents 1952-1961, president 1959-1960, Gold Medal award 1969). Member American Hospital Association (president 1955-1956, trustee 1954-1957, house of deals 1954-1957, 59-62, Distinguished Service award 1963), A.I.M., Association U. Program in Hospital Administration (president 1966-1967), Chicago Hospital Council (president 1952-1953, trustee 1950-1963), Illinois Hospital Association (trustee 1953-1960, president 1958-1959, recipient Distinguished Service award 1962), U. Hosps.

Executive Council, University of Chicago General Alumni Association (board directors 1947-1957), Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Baptist. Club: Economics (Chicago). Member editorial board Hospital Management, Medical World News, Modern Hospital Magazine, Medical Education.


Married Mary Norvell Witherspoon, November 26, 1937. Children: Margaret Witherspoon, Mary Norvell, Barbara Casey.

Review William Thomas Brown

Fan (Casey) Brown

Mary Norvell Witherspoon

Margaret Witherspoon Brown

Mary Norvell Brown

Barbara Casey Brown