Nicholas Brown (Brown University)

Nicholas Brown, Jr. (1769-1841) was a Providence, Rhode Island businessman and philanthropist. He graduated from the College of Rhode Island in 1786, and became such a great benefactor to the school that it was renamed Brown University for him in 1804.

Brown's father, also named Nicholas Brown (1729-1791), was a signatory of the College's original charter of 1764.

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