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Henry M. Brown, 96, a retired vice president of finance and administration, dies

Henry M. Brown, former vice president of finance and administration for the National Instrument Co. and a War II veteran, died of complications from pneumonia Oct. 31 at his home in the Edenwald retirement community in Towson.

He was 96.

Henry Matthew Brown was born in Newburgh, N.Y., and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he graduated from high school. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1940 from Columbia Columbia University. There he played varsity basketball and was a member of the track team.

He was drafted into the Army in 1941 and after completing Officers Training School in 1942, was assigned to the 57th Signal Battalion VI Corps. He participated in invasions of...