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William Adams Brown, 1865-1943


As we go to press comes news of the passing of an original member of the club, of whom now only half-a-dozen remain. Less than a month ago, Dr. Brown attended the annual dinner where he was noticed in animated conversation with friends, apparently in the best of health. Although his active climbing days had passed (a goodly list of major peaks in Switzerland stands to his credit), he esteemed his connection with the club and often came to the dinners.

For over forty years, Dr. Brown was a member of the faculty of Union Theological Seminary and for seventeen years he served as a member of the Yale Corporation. He worked indefatigably to bring about greater cooperation among the churches of the world and wrote more than a score of books, nearly all of them on religious subjects.