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Brown, Rowland C. W.

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        • Affiliation Start: 1970
        • Affiliation End: 1980
        • Source: OCLC's Presidents Webpage
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        • Organization: Buckeye International (Firm)
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        • Affiliation Start: 1980
        • Affiliation End: 1989
        • Source: OCLC's Presidents Webpage
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        • Organization: OCLC
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    • Birth Place

        Detroit (Mich.)
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    • Field of Activity

      Panther (Jet fighter plane)

    • Occupation

      (onet) Chief Executive Officer

      (dot) President

      (onet) College and University Administrators

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    • found: His Distilling information and expanding knowledge ... 1986:t.p. (Rowland C.W. Brown) verso t.p. (president of Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC) since 1980)
    • found: The Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 29, 2013:Obit. p. (Rowland C. W. Brown, 89, former CEO of Buckeye Steel and Online Computer Library Center, and a leader in the desegregation of Columbus schools in the 1970's, died on September 23 at First Community Village in Columbus. Rowland was born October 11, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Rhea Widrig and Chauncey Brown. He spent the first ten years of his life in Paris, France, before moving to New York City, where he attended the Quaker school, Friends Seminary. He was a 1941 graduate of Nyack (NY) High School where he met his wife of 67 years, Heather Sayre. He received his bachelor's degree in International Relations from Harvard in 1947 and his law degree from Harvard in 1950. He became a Marine Corps officer and fighter pilot at the end of the war. He re-entered the Marines to serve in Korea. Rowland flew the F9 Panther fighter-bomber at the height of the war. At the end of the Korean War, Major Brown retired from the Marine Corps with seven Air Medals, the Bronze Star with Combat "V", the Purple Heart, and the Presidential Unit Citation. In the 1970s he moved to Columbus and became CEO of Buckeye International, a manufacturing conglomerate that at the time boasted the largest steel foundry in the world. During the final eight years of his business life, until retirement in 1988, he served as President and CEO of OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) in Dublin, OH, a role he described as the most satisfying management effort of his life. He undertook numerous civic engagements, serving on the Boards of the Chamber of Commerce and Thurber House and, for more than two decades, on the Board of Ohio Dominican University) -
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    • 1989-12-15: new
    • 2014-02-26: revised
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