Builders: Herman and George R. Brown

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Herman and George R. Brown, formidable figures in the construction industry and Texas politics, made a unique business team. Practical and decisive Herman, a builder by nature, and university trained, soft-spoken George, a natural salesperson, combined their individual strengths with their shared work ethic and ambition to develop Brown & Root, a company that began by building roads and grew into a diversified international construction company. Builders serves both as a history of their careers and as an ...
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Overview

Herman and George R. Brown, formidable figures in the construction industry and Texas politics, made a unique business team. Practical and decisive Herman, a builder by nature, and university trained, soft-spoken George, a natural salesperson, combined their individual strengths with their shared work ethic and ambition to develop Brown & Root, a company that began by building roads and grew into a diversified international construction company. Builders serves both as a history of their careers and as an examination of business life in mid-twentieth-century America. In addition to examining Herman and George Brown's business accomplishments, Joseph A. Pratt and Christopher J. Castaneda also address the political influence and antiunionism associated with the Brown name. The authors present a balanced account of both the Browns' treatment of workers and their longtime relationship with Lyndon Baines Johnson. Builders also traces the brothers' philanthropy, including the work of the Brown Foundation, through which George in particular contributed to the development of educational and cultural institutions. This biography is sure to interest students and enthusiasts of both business and Texas history.
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Bruce E. Seely

“Thus the book illuminates the history of business and urban development in twentieth century Houston and central Texas as much as it does the lives of Herman and George Brown. In the end, this volume on the Browns is a balanced case study of the relationship of business, economic power, and urban development in twentieth-century America.”--Bruce E. Seely, Journal of American History
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Joseph A. Pratt is Cullen Professor of History and Business at the University of Houston and has written or coauthored six books of business history. Christopher J. Castaneda is assistant professor of history and director of the Oral History Program at California State University, Sacramento. Together they wrote From Texas to the East: A Strategic History of Texas Eastern Corporation, which Texas A&M University Press published in 1993.
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Table of Contents

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Preface: The Brown Brothers
Pt. 1 Roots of Success, 1892-32
Ch. 1 Family Background 5
Ch. 2 Road Builders 19
Pt. 2 Laying Foundations in Depression and War, 1932-45
Ch. 3 Public Works and the Marshall Ford Dam 43
Ch. 4 Defense Contractor 66
Pt. 3 The Browns in the Postwar Boom, 1945-62
Ch. 5 Diversifying into Texas Eastern 95
Ch. 6 Brown & Root's Postwar Diversification 124
Ch. 7 Building Circles of Influence 157
Ch. 8 Building Universities 192
Pt. 4 George Alone, 1962-83
Ch. 9 Business after Herman's Death 221
Ch. 10 Innovations in Philanthropy 253
Ch. 11 Legacies 272
Notes 281
Index 311
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