Hugh B. Brown
What does the “B” in Hugh B. Brown’s name represent?
a. Bill-from his grandfather’s name
b. Brown-from his mother’s maiden name
c. Bob-from his father
d. Brady-from his grandfather’s last name
From the life of Hugh B. Brown: A young man of eighteen was riding a sulky plow down the long, black furrows of his father’s fields in Alberta, Canada. He seemed to pay little attention to the direction the team of horses was pulling the plow, for he was buried deep in the pages of an open book. His future greatness as a scholar, soldier, missionary, lawyer, businessman, and general authority was foreshadowed in his desire to improve himself during the long hours behind the plow. His mother, Lydia J. Brown, observed, “The Lord must guide the horses because I can’t otherwise understand how Hugh could plow a straight furrow and still keep his head in a book.”
Flake, Lawrence R., Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation, (Provo, Utah: Religious Study Center, Brigham Young University, 2001), 217.