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Francis C. Brown

Schering Corporation

1943 - 1966


1940 b. 1902
UndergraduateGeorgetown University
GraduateJD, Georgetown University
Born-Died1902 - 1966
BirthplaceDistrict of Columbia (DC)
Era - 1940

Schering, a German company, was one of the first to be seized by the United States during World War II under the Alien Property Custodian Act. Accepting what he thought was a temporary post, Brown built Schering into a formidable player in the pharmaceutical industry. Through a heavy focus on research, Brown built the company from $3 million to over $125 million in revenues and laid the foundation for several future product lines.