Mr. Henry E. Brown was born and uneducated in Elmwood, Peoria County, Illinois, until his sixteenth year when he moved to Peoria and entered the high school, afterwards entering Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, from which he graduated in 1899, with the degree of Bachelor of Physics.
Since then he has been connected with the Rock Island Public Schools, starting as a teacher and five years ago becoming principal of the high school.
Mr. Brown has always been greatly interested in all educational matters and has received much recognition for his interest by educational associations. He is at the present time president of the Western Section of the Northern Illinois Teachers’ Association. He is also author of a text book which has had a very wide sale among the schools of the country.
Mr. Brown is at present thirty-five years old, and was married in 1906 to Miss Bertha Hanna.