Brown, Elizabeth

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Person

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Brown, Elizabeth

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Dates of existence

1902-1990

History

Born to Newton Harcourt and Grace Amanda (Young) Brown on July 2, 1902, Elizabeth grew up in Toronto, Ontario where she attended Jarvis Collegiate Institute, Harbord Collegiate Institute, and Ontario College of Art (1923-26). She later attended University of Toronto and graduated in 1928 with a B.A. and in 1939 earned a M.A. from Columbia University. Following her university studies Brown’s career of service included positions around the world that displayed her desire to help disadvantaged people. These included her position (1936-41) at Greenwich House, a facility that sought better housing for the poor in New York City. Thereafter she became Chief of Mission for Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria for U.N.R.R.A. (United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration) in 1944-47 and Director of Repatriation for the International Refugee Organization, U.S. Zone Germany to help organize transportation and homes for displaced persons after the War in Europe. She was also employed by the American Red Cross (1952-54), National League for Nursing, New York (1954-62), and was the Director in Vietnam for Foster Parents’ Plan (1963-70). One of three awards presented to Brown by the South Vietnam government for her efforts in Vietnam was the Medal of Merit in 1967. She also received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 1977. Brown retired in 1972 and during her final years lived in Peterborough, Ontario where she died in 1990.

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Toronto; New York; Peterborough, Ontario

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Related entity

Brown, Jennifer S. H., 1940- (1940-)

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Category of the relationship

family

Dates of the relationship

1940-1990

Description of relationship

Aunt of Jennifer S. H. Brown

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Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created 13 September 2011

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  • English

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