Brown, Lewis H. (Lewis Herold), 1894-

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Lewis H. Brown was born on February 13, 1894 in Creston, Iowa. He entered the University of Iowa in 1915 and worked his way through college working as a research assistant and librarian for the State Historical Society. During World War I Brown served as an infantry captain in France. After his discharge he went to work for Montgomery Ward and in eight years was assistant general operating manager. He resigned from Montgomery Ward at thirty-five to become the youngest man ever to be chairman of the board of Johns-Manville. During World War II Brown was advisor to General Levin Campbell, chief of army ordnance, and received the Medal of Honor for his work. At the war's end, he went to Europe at the request of General Lucius Clay to report on the industrial situation in Germany. Brown's book, Report on Germany, tells of his on-the-spot experiences and opinions. Brown died February 26, 1951 in Delray, Florida.

From the description of Papers of Lewis H. Brown, 1940-1951. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233540087

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referencedIn Russell Cornell Leffingwell papers, 1883-1979 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Leffingwell, R. C. (Russell Cornell), 1883-1960. Russell Cornell Leffingwell papers, 1883-1979 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Garet Garrett papers, 1805-1938 (bulk 1900-1938) Houghton Library
creatorOf Brown, Lewis H. (Lewis Herold), b. 1894. Papers of Lewis H. Brown, 1940-1951. University of Iowa Libraries
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correspondedWith Garrett, Garet, 1878-1954 person
associatedWith Johns-Manville Corporation corporateBody
associatedWith Leffingwell, R. C. (Russell Cornell), 1878-1960 person
associatedWith Leffingwell, R. C. (Russell Cornell), 1883-1960. person
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Birth 1894-02-13

Death 1951

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