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Brown, Nicholas,

1769–1841, American manufacturer and philanthropist, b. Providence, R.I., grad. Rhode Island College (renamed Brown Univ.Brown University,
Providence, R.I.; coeducational chartered 1764 as Rhode Island College at Warren, opened 1765. It moved to Providence in 1770 and was renamed for Nicholas Brown in 1804.
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 in 1804 for him), 1786. He extended the internationally known mercantile business of his father, Nicholas Brown. Later his own firm, Brown and Ives, came to control most of the waterpower on the Blackstone River, where his uncle, Moses Brown, and Samuel Slater had pioneered in the cotton textile industry. He was the treasurer (1796–1825) and, for a long period of time, the benefactor of his alma mater. Butler Hospital was founded (1847), in Providence, by his bequest for the care of the mentally ill.


See J. B. Hedges, Browns of Providence Plantations (2 vol., 1952; repr. 1968).

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Mr Nicholas Brown, Marine Communications Manager of Lloyd's Register mentioned, "GE Marine, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) and Lloyd's Register have been working on a project to show the world that gas turbine technology may be suitable for LNG carrier.
and his wife, Sharon, of Brockton; one sister, Gloria Nussburger of Holliston; two grandsons, Nicholas Brown and his wife, Andrea and Stephen Brown and his wife, Kristen and his cherished great granddaughter, Maddison Brown.
Recently I had a chance to speak with Nicholas Brown, a senior VP with SAP, and he walked me through the progress the company is making in mobile as well as helping its customers serve their customers more effectively.
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The authors Nicholas Brown and Susan Boden, a husband and wife team, collaboratively wrote A Way Through: The life of Rick Farley.
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After saving for 10 years, Nicholas Brown, 42, bought the pounds 80,000 Porsche to fulfil his boyhood dream of owning one, magistrateS s heard.
I would urge Chi Onwurah, Nicholas Brown and Ian Mearns to join them and also to write to Lord Henley and ask him to introduce the ban without further delay.
I will definitely come back next year," Nicholas Brown, an expatriate from the UK, said.