Katharine Kennedy Brown

Katharine Kennedy Brown (HM2COV)

Location: Dayton, OH 45404
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 46.765', W 84° 11.04'

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Katharine Kennedy Brown (1891-1986), born in
Dayton, was a leading figure in local, state, and
national Republican politics. Soon after the 19th
Amendment was passed In 1920, she earned a seat
on the Montgomery County Republican Executive
Committee. She moved up to the Ohio State
Republican Central Committee in 1928 and to the
Republican National Committee in 1932, and
served on both until 1968. She founded the first
Republican Women's Club in the county.

As president of the Ohio Federation of Republican
Women from 1940-1971, Katharine Kennedy Brown
presided over a rise in membership that, by 1970,
included 40,000 women in 369 clubs. Brown was an
advisor to many prominent Republican office
holders, including Senator Robert Taft, Governor
James Rhodes, and President Richard Nixon. In
1921, she married Kleon Thaw Brown (1886-1925).
Mrs. Brown was a director of the Dayton Art Institute
from 1930 to 1947 and helped found the Comedy Club
of Dayton, active from 1916 until 1925.
Year Placed2017
Placed ByDayton Regional STEM School, Ohio Federation of Republican Women and The Ohio History Connection
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Date Added Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 741162 N 4407068
Decimal Degrees39.77941667, -84.18400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.765', W 84° 11.04'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 45.9" N, 84° 11' 2.3999999999999" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000 N Keowee St, Dayton OH 45404, US
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