Culmination: The passing of Social Security Act and the road ahead
Letters between Brown and members of the Social Security Board, the New Jersey Social Security Commission and fellow staff consultants to the Committee on Economic Security
After the Social Security Act was passed in August 1935, leaders in New Jersey asked Brown to help determine legislative measures at the state level. The Commission valued Brown’s counsel and his experience at the federal level. Brown’s clear and concise communication style received much acclaim.
Brown continued to travel frequently to Washington to assist the newly formed Social Security Board. Throughout his career in public service, Brown stayed committed to teaching and administration at Princeton University.
As seen in their frequent letters providing encouragement and updates about shared goals, Dr. Barbara Armstrong, the first woman to receive a tenure-track faculty position at a law school approved by the American Bar Association, and Brown developed a camaraderie.