Biography of Robert Brown

Among the younger members of the legal fraternity of Providence, few men have exhibited such keen mental grasp of the law in a wide variety of aspects and made so notable a place for themselves in a comparatively short space a time as has Robert Brown, whose offices are located at 442 Hospital Trust Building. Mr. Brown is counsel for the Automobile Service Association of Rhode Island and his clients number many of the more important people of the city. He is possessed of an agreeable and likable personality and enjoys the high esteem of an extensive group of friends and acquaintances.

Mr. Brown was born July 12, 1900, the son of Adolph Brown who conducted a watch repair business in Providence. He married Eva Cohen and the couple came to make their home in the United States when their son was a small boy. He therefore received his elementary education in the public schools of Providence and was graduated from the Technical High School. At the Rhode Island State College he studied for two years, then went to Georgetown University Law School where he received the degree, Bachelor of Laws, with the class of 1923. He won admission to the Rhode Island State Bar that same year and has since carried on his practice in Providence.

Because of his youth, Mr. Brown did not enlist for service in the army during the World War until October, 1918. He was assigned to an infantry division, but with the signing of the Armistice on November n, he received his discharge in December of the same year. Mr. Brown is Republican in his political affiliations and a member of the Rhode Island State Bar Association. He attends services at the Hebrew Temple Bethel, and is a past president of the Order of B’nai B’rith. Fraternally, he is affiliated with the Overseas Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons. Mr. Brown’s favorite recreations are swimming and tennis.

Source: Carroll, Charles. Rhode Island: Three Centuries of Democracy, vol 3 of 4. New York: Lewis historical Pub. Co., 1932.

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