Harold O.J. Brown (1933–2007).
Born on July 6, 1933, Harold O.J. Brown was a Floridian. He received most of his formal education, however, at Harvard. He was a teaching fellow at Harvard (1961—1965) and rowed on championship crews. He pursued studies at Marburg and postdoctoral work at the University of Vienna (1965—1966). He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship among other honors.
His principal educational bases (1971—2007) were Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois; Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina; and the Summer Institute in Human Rights, Strasbourg, France.
With former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, Brown founded the Christian Action Council, one of the prominent evangelical pro-life action groups. Dr. Koop, Dr. Francis Schaeffer, and Brown took the lead in helping many evangelicals understand the high Christian stakes in protecting the lives of the unborn. Often working behind the scenes, Professor Brown did yeoman service in encouraging many evangelical Protestants to re-enter the public life of the nation as Christian activists. Professor Brown was also an esteemed participant in Evangelicals and Catholics Together.