Lucius Screven Brown

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Lucius Screven Brown
Brown c. 1908
Born 1874
Louisville, Georgia
Died 1963
Occupation Realtor, banker, insurance, city councilman, assistant postmaster

Lucius Screven Brown (1874-1963) was a prominent Pensacolian who had a long career in real estate, banking and insurance. Along with his brother Hunter Brown, he is part of the "Brown" half of Fisher-Brown Insurance.

Insurance & real estate career[edit]

A native of Georgia, Brown moved to Pensacola in 1904 and joined the Southern Insurance Agency as a manager. In 1905 he left the firm to start his own insurance company, Lucius S. Brown & Company, setting up a small office in the Thiesen Building. His brother Hunter moved to the city a few years later and began working at the firm.

Brown began talks with the Fisher Real Estate Agency to merge the two companies. On January 2, 1909, the Fisher stockholders held a meeting to decide which assets they would dedicate to the new venture. The Fisher-Brown Insurance Agency was officially formed on December 28, 1911, at which point Lucius retired from insurance to focus on real estate.

Civil service[edit]

In 1908 Brown stood for election as Escambia County Clerk of the Circuit Court, but lost.

He served the city on the Pensacola City Council and as assistant postmaster. A bond issue held in Escambia County in 1912 resulted in the paving of Cervantes Street and Mobile Highway, and the extension of public water lines. This in turn intensified the residential building boom in Brownsville, the residential area he initially developed and which carries his name.

Electoral history[edit]

Escambia County Clerk of Circuit Court, 1908[edit]

This election was held on May 19, 1908.

DEM Angus M. McMillan 1,216 38%
DEM Jason Macgibbon 909 28%
DEM L. S. Brown 799 25%
DEM Frank Johnson 285 9%