Russell P. Brown

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Russell P. Brown
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 15th Essex district
In office
Preceded by Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.
Succeeded by Andrew E. Faulkner
Personal details
Born August 24, 1891
Beverly, Massachusetts
Died January 19, 1965 (aged 73)
Beverly, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Alma mater Worcester Academy
Occupation Businessman
Bank executive

Russell P. Brown was an American banker and politician who served a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and president of Beverly Cooperative Bank.

Early life[edit]

Brown was born on August 24, 1891 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He attended Beverly public schools and Worcester Academy.[1]

Business career[edit]

From 1916 to 1942, Brown ran a mail-order greeting card business. In 1927 he was elected to the board of directors of the Beverly Cooperative Bank. In 1942 he became the bank's vice president and from 1944 until his death in 1965 he was the bank's president.[2] During his tenure as president, the bank building at 246 Cabot Street was destroyed by a fire. A new building was completed at 254 Cabot Street a year later.[3]

Political career[edit]

In 1923, Brown was elected to the Beverly school committee. He became the committee chairman in 1940. From 1937 to 1947 he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.[1]


In January 1965, Brown was admitted to Beverly Hospital for treatment for a heart aliment. He died there on January 19, 1965.[2]


  1. ^ a b Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1945-1946. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Russell P. Brown, 73, Banker, Ex-Legislator". The Boston Globe. January 20, 1965.
  3. ^ "History". Beverly Bank. Beverly Bank. Retrieved July 9, 2016.