Brown, Hilton U. (Hilton Ultimus), 1859-1958

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A native and life-long resident of Indianapolis, Ind., Hilton U. Brown Sr. graduated from Butler University in 1882. He went to work for the INDIANAPOLIS NEWS in 1881, and worked there as a reporter, editor, general manager, and vice president. During World War I he was a European war correspondent. Brown's sons Paul V., Arch A., and Hilton U. Jr. served in the war; Hilton Jr. died in service. Brown maintained his connection with Butler, serving first as a member and then as president of the board of directors from 1903 to 1955. He was a civic and educational leader and a club man.

From the description of Papers, 1890-1958. (Butler University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 24061274

Hilton U. Brown (1859-1958) was born in Indianapolis and earned degrees from Butler University in 1880 and 1882. He was associated with the "Indianapolis News" for 77 years, starting as a reporter. Brown served on the board of directors of the American Newspaper Publishers Association from 1903-1935, and in 1948 became vice-president of Indianapolis Newspapers, Inc. He was a trustee for Butler University from 1885-1955, and university president for 52 years.

From the description of Papers, 1853-1958. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 47922857

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associatedWith Brown, Jennie Hannah, ca. 1860-1939. person
associatedWith Brown, Paul V. person
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correspondedWith Clarke, Grace Julian, 1865-1938. person
associatedWith Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918. person
associatedWith Forsyth, William, 1854-1935. person
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associatedWith Ludlow, Louis, 1873-1950 person
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associatedWith Smith, Delavan, 1861-1922. person
associatedWith Smith, Delevan, 1861-1922. person
associatedWith Smith, William Henry, 1853-1896. person
associatedWith Steele, T. C. (Theodore Clement), 1847-1926. person
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United States
Soviet Union
Publishers and Publishing
World War, 1914-1918--Photographs
World War--1914-1918--Collectibles
Newspaper editors
Soldiers--World War, 1914-1918--Correspondence
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American
Soldiers, American--Punitive Expedition to Mexico, 1916--Photographs
World War, 1914-1918
Fathers and sons--Correspondence


Birth 1859

Death 1958



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