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medical administrator , physician

Rowine Hayes Brown, American physician, former medical administrator.


Brown, Rowine Hayes was born on February 15, 1913 in Harvey, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Robert and Nancy Detrich (Steel) Hayes.


Graduate, Thornton Junior College, 1931;student, Stanford University, 1931-1932;Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Medicine, University Illinois, 1938;Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Illinois, 1975;Juris Doctor, Chicago Kent College Law, 1961.


Intern, Illinois Research and Ednl. Hospital, Chicago, 1938-1939;resident, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1940-1943;assistant medical superintendent, Municipal Contagious Disease Hospital, Chicago, 1944-1949;assistant medical superintendent, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1950-1965;associate director pediatrics, Cook County Hospital, 1965-1973;acting director pediatrics, Cook County Hospital, 1973;medical director, Cook County Hospital, 1973-1986;clinical professor pediatrics, University of Illinois, from 1973;now emeritus clinical professor. Adjunct Professor law Chicago Kent College Law, since 1972.

Past medical director, secretary board Chicago Foundling Home.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Former board directors Women's Share Public Service, Paxton Arms Corporation, Metropolitan Young Women’s Christian Association of Chicago. Member Chicago Pediatric Society, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Women's Bar Association Illinois (president 1975-1976), American Academy Pediatrics, American College Law and Medicine, University Illinois Alumni Association (director 1979-1985 ), Chicago Kent College Law Alumni Association (1st vice president board director, president 1979-1981), Quadrangle Club University Chicago.


Married William Lee Brown, Junior, June 12, 1943 (deceased July 1952). Married Richard Braeme Truitt, October 30, 1992.

Robert Hayes

Nancy Detrich (Steel) Hayes

William Lee Brown

Richard Braeme Truitt