Biographical Sketch of James H. Brown (
Text from Principal Investigator
James Harvey Brown was born on 17 December 1912 in Chamberlain, SD. He
received an appointment to the Naval Academy from South Dakota. Brown
graduated as a member of the Class of 1935. He was qualified in surface
warfare. On 7 December 1941, Brown was the engineering officer on the
which was in drydock at Pearl Harbor. Brown later oversaw
the refitting of the badly damaged ship at the Mare Island Navy Yard. He
earned the Navy Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, and Naval Unit
Commendation Ribbon medals for his wartime efforts. After the war Brown
attended the Naval War College. He remained in the Navy rising to become
chief of staff to the Commander of the Guantanamo Navy Base, in Cuba.
Brown retired 10 July 1961 with the rank of Captain, U.S. Navy and earned a
degree from Duke University and became a professor of Mathematics at
The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
Register of Alumni, 1997 Edition.
James Harvey Brown Papers #547, East Carolina
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