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Herman Brown

Brown and Root

1929 - 1962

Construction & Real Estate

1920 b. 1892
Born-Died1892 - 1962
BirthplaceTexas (TX)
Era - 1920

Brown built one of the world’s largest construction companies - Brown and Root, Incorporated. Brown also developed subsidiaries that included hotels, oil and gas producing properties, paper mills, mines, real estate concerns, office buildings, and shipbuilding operations. In 1962, Brown and Root received a $43 million dollar contract from the National Science Foundation to drill a hole at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean called the “Manhole Project.”