AUSTIN HOOKER BROWN, son of the late Col. Richard Hooker and Elizabeth (Pugh) Brown, was born in Hancock County, West Virginia, July 17, 1875. He was educated in the public schools of his home community, in the State Normal at Fairmont, W. Va., and in the State University at Morgantown. He was engaged in teaching in the schools of his county for four years, after which, for three years, he had charge of the yard department of Crutchfield and Woolfolk, commission merhcants of Pittsburgh, Pa. From 1901 to 1905 he was in charge of a wholesale produce house in Greensburg, Pa. In March 1905, he came to Steubenville, where he established the Steubenville Produce COmpany, which, one year later was incorporated with him as president.
Mr. Brown in politics is a Republican; he is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Protected Home Circle. Religiously, he is a Methodist, belonging to the Hamline M. E. Church of this city of which he is a member of the official board, being Financial Secretary/
Mr. Brown was married in 1902 to Miss Eleanor C. Gallagher of West Newton, Pa.; they have one son, WIlliam James, born July 30, 1904.