Walter J. Brown
Walter J. Brown, the youngest of J. J. Brown’s four sons, was born in Bowman, Georgia in 1903. He was educated at Georgia Tech and the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia. Walter Brown began his journalism career in Washington, D.C., ultimately managing his own news bureau. He moved to Spartanburg, S.C. in 1940 to become Vice President and General Manager of the Spartanburg Advertising Company and subsequent owner of WSPA, a radio station in Spartanburg.
During World War II, Walter Brown returned to Washington to serve as Special Assistant to Director of War Mobilization and later Secretary of State James F. Byrnes. He was a member of the American delegation to the Potsdam Conference and the America delegation to the first conference of Foreign Ministers in London. After the war, Brown returned to Spartanburg to continue his distinguished broadcasting career. He organized Spartan Radiocasting Company in 1947 and served as it president, chairman and CEO. Walter Brown authored two books: J. J. Brown and Thomas E. Watson — Georgia Politics 1912-1928 and James F. Byrnes of South Carolina — A Remembrance.