Military officer; historian; university professor. Born– December 20, 1900, Beverly, Mass. Parents– Robert James and Margaret McAlden Brown. Married–Virginia Crosby Rourk, 1929; married Martha Stennis, June 2, 1949. Education– Phillips Andover Academy; University of Alabama, B.A., 1955, M.A., 1957, Ph.D., 1963. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1917-1953; served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean Conflict. Retired with rank of Major General, 1953. Awarded twenty-seven medals, including the Silver Star, by the Marine Corps. Associate professor of history at the University of Alabama, 1957-1968. Articles published in Army, Navy, and Marine Corps publications. Died December 13, 1968.


Mrs. Wilburt Scott Brown, Tuscaloosa.


The Amphibious Campaign for West Florida and Louisiana, 1814-1815. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1969.


A collection of the papers of General Wilburt Scott Brown is held by the U.S.Marine Corps Museum at Quantico, Virginia. The Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama holds some of his materials, including  a transcript of an oral history interview with General Brown.