Walter Folger Brown

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Walter Folger Brown

Massillon, Stark County, Ohio, USA
Death 26 Jan 1961 (aged 91)
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Burial Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 14
Memorial ID 10421 · View Source
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Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Born in Massillon, Ohio, he was a prominent lawyer when he was selected Assistant Secretary of Commerce serving (1927-29). In 1929, President Herbert Hoover appointed him Postmaster General of the United States. While in office, he secured a reduction of air mail rates and a consolidation of air mail routes-policies that aided the development of commercial aviation. After he left office in 1933, he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Ohio in 1940 and served as president of the Toledo Humane Society (1911-61). He died at age 91 in Toledo, Ohio.

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  • Added: 8 Jul 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Folger Brown (31 May 1869–26 Jan 1961), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10421, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .