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Arthur Judson Brown

Born: Dec 3, 1856

Death: Jan 11, 1963

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Arthur Judson Brown

Date of Birth : Dec 3, 1856
Date of Death : Jan 11, 1963

Arthur Judson Brown was an influential American clergyman, missionary and prolific author. Brown was born in Holliston, Massachusetts, and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1883. He preached in various cities throughout the United States, including Portland, Oregon and Oak Park, Illinois from 1883 to 1895. Often termed a "missionary statesman," Brown traveled throughout the world—most notably in China and other Asian countries. During the time he surveyed China, he wrote a seventeen-volume diary of what he'd seen and discovered. Over time, Brown communicated with Roman Catholic, Jewish, and Greek Orthodox leaders, in addition to such influential Protestant clergymen as Henry Sloane Coffin, Nathan Soderblom, and John R. Mott. Brown himself received letters from five American Presidents and various other government officials. Booker T. Washington, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and John Wanamaker were among his famous American correspondents. In addition, members of European and Asian royalty, including Chinese general and emperor, Yuan Shih-kai, were in communication with Brown.


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