Nebraska Authors

Herbert Brownell

Born 1868-02-12 NY (USA)

Died 1936-09-15
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)
Wyuka Cemetery

Professor at the University of Nebraska and author of several books, Herbert Brownell was the father of United States Attorney General Herbert Brownell Jr. and United States Commisioner of Education Samuel Brownell. Brownell Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska is named for the Brownell family.

Places Lived

Madison, NY
Peru, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Education; Science; Physics


University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Teacher, Normal School for Teachers, Peru, NE
Professor of Physical Sciences, Teacher's College, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Places Worked

Normal School for Teachers, Peru, NE
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Handbook for School Trustees. 1886.
Lessons in General Chemistry. 1911.
Textbook in General Science and the Economics of Daily Life. 1918.
A First Course in Physics. 1929.
Physical Science. 1931.

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