Norman E. Brown

Norman Edgar Brown (October 10, 1890 – March 31, 1958) was an American sportswriter and sports editor for the Central Press Association.

Norman E. Brown
Norman Edgar Brown

October 10, 1890[1]

Died (aged 67)

Nationality American
Occupation Sportswriter

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Brown was born in Ohio in October 1890. At the time of the 1910 United States Census, Brown was living with his parents in Cleveland, Ohio, working as a newspaper reporter.[2] By June 1917, he was the sporting editor of the Cleveland Press.[1] At the time of the 1920 United States Census, Brown was married, and he and his wife (Emily Anna Winter Brown) were living in Lakewood, Ohio, where Brown was the managing editor of a newspaper.[3]

During the 1920s, Brown was the sports editor of the Central Press Association and wrote a regular sports column called “Fanning the Beehive” and “Sports Done Brown.”[4][5][6] He was also known for his annual college football All-American team selections. In 1926, he launched an effort to have the fans select the All-American team by taking a “country-wide poll of football followers.”[7]

At the time of the 1930 United States Census, Brown was living in Lakewood, Ohio with his wife, and their daughter Emily Louise Brown; Brown remained employed at that time by the Central Press Association.[8]

In addition to his work as a newspaper reporter and editor, Brown was active in politics. He was the campaign publicist for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harold Hitz Burton when he ran for mayor of Cleveland in 1935. He served in the same capacity for John W. Bricker for Governor of Ohio in 1939.[9]

In 1934, Brown moved to St. Petersburg, Florida.[10] After moving to Florida, he became affiliated with the Derby Lane Greyhound Track, which he named.[9] From 1942 to 1948, he was the manager of radio station WSUN in St. Petersburg.[9] In his later years, he was the publicity director for the St. Petersburg Kennel Club. He died at his home in St. Petersburg in March 1958.[11][12]

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