Dr. Brown was born in Mansfield on February 12, 1911. He and his father practice family medicine in Mansfield and Richland County for a long time. The only interruption to his practice in Mansfield was the time he served in World War II.
Dr. Brown was a graduate of Denison University and he earned his medical degree from the Ohio State University. He was part of many fraternities during his student time. During World War II he was a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, serving for four years and seeing duty overseas in the Persian Gulf Command.
He was a lifelong member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Mansfield, where he served on the church council. He was also elected to the Mansfield Board of Education, where he served from 1965 to 1969.
Dr. Brown, following the tradition of his parents, grandparents and great grandparents, operated Brownlea Farm in Richland County. There he enjoyed raising purebred Guernsey cattle.
He greatly enjoyed taking his three sons and their friends to Cleveland Stadium for Indians games. He was a devoted fan and watched the Indians play every time they went to the World Series.
Charles G. Brown died at his home Wednesday, February 16, 2000.