William Adams Brown


William Adams Brown attended St. Paul’s School from 1878 to 1881 and is a member of the Form of 1881.

The Spring 1944 Alumni Horae (pg. 55) obituary contains the following information about Brown’s life:

The Rev. Dr. William Adams Brown . . . took an important part in the founding of the World Council of Churches and was head of its American section; was president of the American section of the Universal Christian Council for Life and Work; was chairman of the department of relations with churches abroad of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America; and a member of the Executive Committee of the World Conference on Faith and Order. Dr. Brown was born in New York on Dec. 29, 1865. After graduating successively from St. Paul’s, Yale, and the Union Theological Seminary, he studied at the University of Berlin for two years. Then began forty-four years of service on the faculty of the Union Theological Seminary with which some member of his family had been associated during its entire existence. A member of the Yale Corporation from 1917 to 1934, he was acting provost of Yale University from 1919 to 1920, when he assisted in unifying the University’s policy. . .

Rev. Dr. William Adams Brown’s name is recorded on one of the panels in the Chantry listing Alumni clergy of St. Paul’s School.

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