Walter B. Brown

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Walter Brown (May 16, 1920 – March 9, 1998) was a South Carolina politician and businessman.


He was born in Smallwood, Fairfield County, South Carolina, May 16, 1920. Son of Boyd and Mary (Tidwell) Brown. Democrat. Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1960, 1964, 1968; first director of South Carolina Department of General Services (now Budget and Control Board); vice-president for government affairs of Norfolk Southern Corporation (formerly Southern Railway); first Trustee Emeritus at the Medical University of South Carolina. Presbyterian. Died, following a stroke, Fairfield County, South Carolina, March 9, 1998. Interment at Bethel Cemetery, Winnsboro, SC. The Walter Boyd Brown Industrial Park in Fairfield County was named for him.

Grandfather of Representative H. Boyd Brown, former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.