Paul C. Brown ’50 died on September 13, 2008.
Born December 2, 1925, in Wakefield, Mass., he attended public schools there and joined the Army Air Forces, serving in World War II and the Korean War.While in the Army, he attended East Tennessee State Teacher’s College and Bowdoin, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He worked in insurance, sales, and merchandising businesses, including General Electric Riverworks Plant in Lynn, where he managed the Employees Store. He served on the planning board in Stoneham, and also on the planning board in Barnstable. In 1973, he was elected selectman-assessor of the town; in his second term in that post, he served as chairman. He was also elected to the Town Charter Commission. When he left office, he continued work in the insurance field and became a respected real estate appraiser and a leading expert on the complexities of Cape Cod’s zoning by-laws. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner, a member of the American Legion, the DeWitt Clinton Lodge in Sandwich, and Weary Travelers in Bourne, and a former member of the Lion’s Club of Hyannis. He is survived by his wife, Trudy (DeWolf) Brown and his two children, Dianne Brown Davis of Boylston and Dana A. Brown of Topsham, Maine.