Lewis H. Brown
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.


  • Born-Died: 1894–1951
  • Birthplace: Iowa
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male

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