W. R. Brown (1875–1955) was an American corporate officer of the Brown
Company of Berlin, New Hampshire and an influential breeder of Arabian
horses. He was an early advocate for sustainable forest management
practices and his innovations became industry standards. He was
influenced by the Progressive movement, instituting employee benefits at
the Brown Company such as care for injured workers, predating modern
workers' compensation laws. He founded the Maynesboro Stud in 1912 with
bloodstock from American breeders of Arabian horses, also importing
horses from England, France, and Egypt. At its peak, Maynesboro was the
largest Arabian horse farm in the United States. To prove the abilities
of Arabians, he organized a number of endurance races of up to 300
miles, which his own horses won three times. He served as President of
the Arabian Horse Club of America from 1918 until 1939. His 1929 book
The Horse of the Desert is considered an authoritative work on Arabians,
and the designation "Crabbet/Maynesboro/Kellogg" (CMK) denotes specific
modern lines of American-bred Arabian horses. As a Republican, he served
as a presidential elector for New Hampshire in 1924.
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The United Nations Security Council, the organ of the United
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