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Meredith Mason Brown
April 19, 2018


Meredith Mason Brown, aged 77 of Stonington, CT died peacefully in his home on April 19, 2018.

He was born October 18, 1940 in New York City to John Mason Brown and Catherine Meredith Brown. He attended Buckley, Groton, Harvard, and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He clerked for Judge Moore of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, then joined Debevoise and Plimpton in New York City in 1966. He became a partner in 1973 and went on to co-chair the Corporate Department and the Mergers and Acquisitions group.

A leading M&A expert, Meredith was the co-author of “Takeovers: A Strategic Guide to Mergers and Acquisition,” and was the editor of “International Mergers and Acquisitions” and “Mechanics of Global Offerings.” He served as Co-chairman of the International Bar Association’s Section on Business Law, Co-chairman of the Section’s Committee on Issues and Trading in Securities, and as an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School teaching advanced securities regulation. He also chaired the Committee on Professional Responsibility of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

After his retirement in 2004, Meredith pursued wide-ranging interests in writing, kayaking, birding, tennis and history. He served as President of the Stonington Historical Society. He published 4 books and numerous historical articles. In 2007, he received the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award for his article “A Killing in the Philippines, 1900.” His book “Frontiersman: Daniel Boone and the Making of America” received the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for the best biography of 2008.

Meredith also wrote poetry, as well as the words and music to several hymns and carols. One of the louder singers ever to grace the Calvary Church Choir, his quick humor and keen intellect will be sorely missed. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sylvia, and his son, his daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren.

Services will be held at the Calvary Church April 28 at 3:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stonington Historical Society.

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