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Roger Hamilton Brown  
Died on March 19, 2020 (age 88). Born in Cleveland, OH to Percy W. Brown and Helen C. Brown. Graduated from Exeter Academy ('49), earned a B.A.('53) and a PhD ('60) from Harvard University. Dr. Brown taught American History at Dartmouth College (1960-63) and at American University (1965-1998). He had two children with his first wife Christine H. Brown and lived in Georgetown. He moved to Reston, VA in 1994 with his second wife Nancy Barrow Brown, where they lived for 30 years. They enjoyed traveling, hiking, biking, and spending summers on Lake Winnipesauke. In retirement he gave generously with his resources, time, and spirit. Besides his children Matthew and Jennifer Brown he leaves his beloved wife Nancy, her children Sarah Wright, Martha Buonato, and the late Christopher Wright. He leaves four grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and their families. He also leaves his nieces, Rosalind Stewart and Jocelyn Brown Hall, daughters of his late brother Edward R. Brown. A service using Zoom will be held Sunday, March 29 at 2:30 pm.

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Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 28, 2020.
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April 11, 2020
We are so saddened to hear of this loss. Roger's intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm for all kinds of learning, and his warmth and good will stand as examples for us all.
Doug and Sharon Madison
March 28, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the family of Roger Brown. May you be comforted in knowing that our Heavenly Father cares for you. He will give you strength and courage to cope with your grief.
Psalm 94:17-19
N. S.
March 28, 2020
Roger was a dear friend whom we deeply admired and loved. We spent many happy hours with him in conversation, play reading and in the swimming pool. We miss him but treasure these memories.
Hilary and Pierre Shostal
March 28, 2020
Up on Mt. Moosilauke in 1963.
Nice work Jennifer, Martha, and, of course, to you Dad! You lived a great life, thank you so much!
Matthew Brown
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