James Brown | Inducted by 1920
Long time director of the International Live Stock Exposition and head cattle buyer for Armour and Company’s national operations
Life Dates Unknown | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)
Impact & Accomplishments
Head cattle buyer for Armour and Company’s national operations for decades, James Brown was born near Springfield, Illinois. He moved to just outside Buffalo, Wyoming, in 1880, but returned to Illinois in 1889, where he joined the firm of Ward and Brown, before taking a position with Armour.
Brown purchased the first Shorthorns for his Thaxton Farms, in Dundee, Illinois, in 1908, and added a Shropshire sheep program in 1915.
He was a director of the International Live Stock Exposition for many years.