Education: Brother Commissioner

Just before he died after only two months as U.S. Commissioner of Education, Lee M. Thurston went on a search for a first-rate deputy. Last week the man he had in mind was named his successor: Samuel Miller Brownell, 53, brother of U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell Jr.

The son of a professor at the University of Nebraska. Sam Brownell took his doctorate in education at Yale, later became professor of educational administration. In 1947 he also became president of the New Haven State Teachers College. As U.S. Commissioner, Brownell will find himself helping brother Herb with one of the hottest political...

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