Boardman Warren (Slats) Brown

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BROWN, Boardman Warren


Boardman (Slats) Warren Brown was born on August 15,1927 in Seattle Washington to Mary and Warren Brown. At the age of 16, he proudly served as a Page in the U.S. House of Representatives. Slates attended Amherst College and graduated in 1950. That same year he married Nancy Freese.

Slats and Nancy moved to Seattle Washington where Slats attended University of Washington Law School. After
passing the Washington State Bar, Slats worked for Boeing. Over their ten years living in Seattle, Slats and Nancy had five children.

In 1961 the family moved to Pasadena California where Slats went to work for Bendix Corp. as a contract lawyer and later as a corporate lawyer for Northrop Corp. In 1978 Slats married Marilyn Oliver. They traveled extensively and spent two years living in Saudi Arabia while Slats worked for Northrop Corp. Marilyn passed away in 1994.

In 1996, Slats met his last partner in life; Carol Bressler. They spent 17 years together. Thank you Carol. )

Slats was an avid golfer. He loved the game and the walk with friends. He was a member of the San Gabriel Country Club and served as its President in 1998. Slats also served on the Board of the Humane Society in Pasadena.

Slats loved conversation and was and entertaining storyteller. His sense of humor was truly an art. He loved the theatre, music and history. He will be missed.
Published in Pasadena Star-News from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2013
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