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Lewis H. Brown

Johns-Manville Corporation

1929 - 1946

Construction & Real Estate

Military ServiceArmy
1920 b. 1894
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateIowa State University
Personal
Born-Died1894 - 1951
BirthplaceIowa (IA)
RaceWhite
Era - 1920

Under Brown’s leadership, Johns-Manville became the world’s largest producer of asbestos building materials, insulation, and allied products. Brown instituted both collective bargaining and the eight-hour day/forty hour week for management. Brown also began the practice of surveying employees’ attitudes to determine future company policies.