Brown, Alexander

Brown, Alexander

(1764–1834) merchant, banker, early American millionaire; born in County Antrim, Ireland. He came to Baltimore in 1800 and was followed in 1802 by his sons, George, James, and John A. Brown. He began as an importer of Irish linen, then expanded into tobacco, cotton, and other commodities; eventually his international shipping and trading activities turned his firm into a merchant banking house. A model of business acumen, he helped found the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and he supported Baltimore's civic development.
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Police are currently hunting for four people from our region - Janet Brown, Alexander Nicol, Elizabeth Turner and Pamela Jackson.
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Fiona Brown, Alexander Forbes; Corinna Hill, Centrick Properties.
In a statement after a phone call to Brown, Alexander said: "The Prime Minister and I are agreed about exposing the hollowness of the SNP's position, claiming they favour independence, yet wanting to hold a referendum in only 2010 or 2011.
First, the good news: A solid group of young forwards, including Kopitar, Dustin Brown, Alexander Frolov and Patrick O'Sullivan, should return next season, and all are age 24 or younger.
Brown, Alexander and Brian Geytenbeek 2003, Ngarla songs, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, 192 pp, ISBN 1920731733
A close ally of chancellor Gordon Brown, Alexander was never completed trusted by McConnell.
Macdonald, George Brown, Alexander Gait, and George-Etienne Cartier of Canada are here on their own turf.