George R. Brown seated in office, with zebra skin rug in background
George R. Brown, president of Brown & Root, Brown served as chairman of the board of trustees of Rice University for fifteen years of his twenty-five years of service on the board. In 1951 the Brown brothers and their wives established the Brown Foundation, through which they pursued a strong and generous interest in philanthropy. By June 30, 1994, the foundation had granted more than $381 million to charitable institutions, primarily in higher education and the arts. In 1925 Brown married Alice Nelson Pratt of Lometa, Texas, who became well-known for her support for the arts at the local, state, and national levels. They had three children. Brown died on January 22, 1983, and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston. (Excerpted from "BROWN, GEORGE RUFUS." and "BROWN, HERMAN". The Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/BB/fbrbg.html [Accessed Mon Jul 14 12:01:07 US/Central 2003 ].)
Black and white photograph of George R. Brown seated in an office, with a zebra skin rug on the floor in background.
People; Brown, George R., 1898-1983; College trustees--Texas--Houston; Rice University--History
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