Brown, Donald “Don” William

Don W. Brown 1946
Don W. Brown 1946
Don W. Brown photo in 1945 yearbook
Don W. Brown
photo in 1945 yearbook

Donald William Brown

Don Brown was the Mar-Ken Freshman Class President.

In an article in the May 5, 1940 issue of the Los Angeles Times, Donald Brown is listed as one of the Mar-Ken classmates of Jean Gordon that attended a barbecue at the home of Jean’s mother, Bessie Gordon.

From the January 24, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal  “Grades [School]” insert:
Donald Brown is the Trips and Lectures reporter on this issue of “Grades.”

In an article in the May 5, 1940 issue of the Los Angeles Times:
Donald Brown is listed as one of the Mar-Ken classmates of Jean Gordon [Class of ’42] that attended a barbecue at the home of Jean’s mother, Bessie Gordon.

From the October 25, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
YOU AND I, FROM PRIMARY TO JUNIOR HIGH: Donald Brown is back in school again after a trip to New York.

From the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Don Brown is a Unit of Study reporter for this issue of the student newspaper.

From the January 10, 1941 Mar-Ken Journal:
Don Brown is the Trips and Lectures reporter for this issue of the Mar-Ken Journal.

YOU AND I: Donald Brown spent most of his vacation at the movies.

From the September 28, 1942 Mar-Ken Journal:
Donald Brown is on the Mar-Ken Journal Staff for this issue of the school newspaper.

From the October 13, 1942 Mar-Ken Journal:
Don Brown is a Mar-Ken Journal staff member for this issue of the school newspaper.

Don was elected Freshman Class Vice-President.

From the 1943 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, as a Freshman:
Freshman Predictions: DON BROWN might be dancing a tango in Argentina, his latest success in literature being, “All this and chicle too”.

From the Crossword Puzzle: The active head of the class, who likes sports and any kind of music from Beethoven to “boogie-woogie”.

From the 1944 Mar-Ken Yearbook, Transvia, “Sophomore Biographies”:
DON BROWN, vice president of his class, is also from New York. He is very musical and has done some composing. His hobbies include dancing, photography and sports. He definitely dislikes speech-making.

From the 1945 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Junior Biographies”:
Don M. Brown [Note per Eric Davidson this is actually Don W. Brown]
Born – November 16, 1928 New York City, New York
Greatest talent – photography
Favorite saying – Pocomoco
Principal occupation –
Chief characteristic – Looking for Dolores
Favorite food – Steak
Destiny – To be a lawyer

Don Brown was President of Los Buenos Vecinos (The Good Neighbors, Spanish Club) in 1945. Don is also a member of the Mar-Ken Chapter of the National Honor Society.

From the 1946 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Senior Biographies”:
Title: Don Brown
Copyright: New York, N.Y.
Introduction: Was the former president of the senior class. He has a winning personality.
Forward: To be a lawyer.
Illustrations: Eating food. Going to Arrowhead. Listening to all Gershwin music.  Likes football games. Plays the piano wonderfully.
Glossary: “How about that”

Can you imagine: Don Brown not borrowing money?