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Ralph C. Brown

Ralph C. Brown, Professor Emeritus, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, died November 14, 2004.

Born in Buffalo, New York, November 17, 1922, Brown earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Buffalo and a PhD in geography from Syracuse University.

He served in the Army during World War II and was involved in thirty-five combat missions over enemy territory in B17s. He was a licensed single engine land and seaplane pilot and flew extensively, enhancing geographic observations particularly in Alaska and the rural lower
forty-eight states.

He was Chair of the departments of geography at Universities in New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. He retired in 1985 as Professor Emeritus, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Ralph C. Brown (Necrology). 2005. AAG Newsletter 40(3): 17.


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