NEW YORK (Dec. 11)
Frederick Brown, noted Jewish philanthropist and, for many years, one of the foremost real estate operators in New York, died here yesterday, aged 90.
Born in Austria and educated at Prague, Mr. Brown came to the United States at the age of 20. He had been active in the affairs of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York City since the early days of the organization. In 1926, he donated to Federation the land upon which it built its old permanent headquarters, which it occupied for three decades. During that building campaign alone, Mr. Brown donated more than $1,700,000 in land and cash to the Federation.
In addition to his work with Federation, for which he served as a trustee for 12 years, Mr. Brown was president of the Hospital for Joint Diseases, to which he made large donations; contributed $800,000 for the Frederic Brown Building of New York University; and was very active on behalf of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, United Jewish Appeal, Beth Israel Hospital, Hebrew Union College, and many other communal causes.