Alexander Blaine Brown

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Alexander Blaine Brown
Alexander Brown 1808.jpg
Born August 1, 1808
Washington, Pennsylvania
Died July 29, 1853(1853-07-29) (aged 44)
Education Allegheny College
Church Presbyterian
Ordained October 1831
Offices held
7thpresident of Jefferson College (1847–1856)

Alexander Blaine Brown was elected the seventh president of Jefferson College on October 14, 1847. The son of Matthew Brown, Jefferson College's fifth president, Brown was professor of belles lettres and adjunct professor of languages from 1841 to 1847. Under his presidency the college continued to prosper and in 1852 Phi Kappa Psi fraternity was founded at Jefferson College. Brown resigned in August 1856 due to ill health.[1]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ "Alexander B. Brown (1847–1856)". U. Grant Miller Library Digital Archives. Washington & Jefferson College. 2003-09-04. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Robert Jefferson Breckinridge
President of Jefferson College
Succeeded by
Joseph Alden