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Henry H. Brown has been promoted to vice president-market development of Anheuser-Busch, Inc., it was announced today by Dennis P. Long, president and chief operating officer.

Mr. Brown has been director-market development for Anheuser-Busch since 1975. A native of Houston, Texas, Mr. Brown attended Xavier University in New Orleans, and was awarded a bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas Southern University in 1956.

Mr. Brown's first association with Anheuser-Busch was in 1958 when he was named a sales representative for a Texas distributor of Anheuser-Busch products. In 1961 a company-owned branch operation in Texas appointed Mr. Brown as area supervisor. In 1963 that branch was sold to Southwest Distributing Company, the current Houston area wholesaler, and Mr. Brown was named area supervisor, a position he held with Southwest until 1970. He was then named regional representative of Anheuser-Busch in Texas. He was appointed director of market development for the company in 1975 and assigner to corporate headquarters in St. Louis.

Mr. Brown holds numerous civic and professional positions and honors, including board membership with the National Association of Market Development (NAMD), the St. Louis Urban League, where he also serves as treasurer, the St. Louis NAACP, and the National Prince Hall Shriners. He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Among awards he has received are the Anheuser-Busch "Adolphus" award in 1974, for excellence in marketing, the NAACP "Corporate Man of the Year," the NAMD "Marketer of the Year," and the Alpha Phi Alpha "Corporate Excellence Award."

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The National Medical Association, at its 85th annual meeting in Dallas, Texas, from August 3rd to August 8th, 1980, awarded its highest award for merit - The Distinguished Service Award for 1980 - to Dr. Arthur T. Davidson, Sr., of Brooklyn and New Rochelle, N.Y.

The Award was presented to Dr. Davidson at the Welcoming Ceremonies of the NMA on August 5, 1980 in Stemmons Auditorium of Loews Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas.

Last year at the 84th annual meeting of the NMA in Detroit, Michigan Dr. Davidson was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus award for 1979 of the Howard University College of Medicine.

During the NMA'S recent meeting in Dallas, Dr. Davidson was also elected Chair-Elect of the Surgical Section of the NMA to serve for one year and Chairman of the Surgical Section of the NMA for the following two year period.

Dr. Davidson graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in 1945, ranking third academically in his class — having been elected to Kappa Pi Honor Society in his Junior Year.

A Board Certified General Surgeon, Dr. Davidson holds staff positions on a number of major New York City Hospitals—including Bronx Municipal Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, Misericordia Hospital, and Metropolitan Hospital.

Dr. Davidson has worked extensively in cancer research—beginning with a two-year period of study, from 1967 to 1979, at the Institute of Cancer Research, New York, N.Y. His specific area of concentration concerns itself with increasing the host (body) immunology defenses to cancer by sensitizing host lymphocytes to the cell surface antigens of the cancer cells. His test model was transplantable breast carcinomas in inbred strain of mice. This original approach was published in a scientific journal; reprints were requested from all over the world; and in 1977 Dr. Davidson visited the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of the U.S.S.R., Academy of Science, Siberian Department, Novosibersk, 90 U.S.S.R. at the invitation of the Director, who had read Dr. Davidson's article.

In 1974, Dr. Davidson received the J.D. degree from St. John's University School of Law—after four years of evening school. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York; is admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; is a member of the American Bar Association; the National Bar Association; the New York State Bar Association; the Association of Black Lawyers of Westchester County; and the New Rochelle Bar Association.

Dr. Davidson has published extensively in the field of General Surgery and in the area of Child Abuse.

He is the Executive Director of the Center For Research and Study of Educational Employment Practices, Inc.—a non-profit corporation, incorporated under the laws of the State of New York, which has as its primary function increasing the number of minority teachers in the Graduate Schools of American Universities—especially the Schools of Medicine, Law and Dentistry.

Dr. Davidson is presently enrolled in the Graduate School of Basic Sciences of New York Medical College, as a candidate for his third doctorate degree—the Ph.D. degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology.

Dr. Davidson is married to the former Jennie White of New Orleans, La. They have four children. The oldest Son, Dr. Arthur T. Davidson, Jr., is an Attending Anesthetist at Staten Island Hospital. The Second Son, Dr. Ronald W. Davidson—also a physician—is in practice of Community Medicine in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Third Son, Dr. Michael G. Davidson, is a Dentist in Brooklyn, The Fourth Child, Mrs. Kathie Davidson Brown, was married on August 9, 1980 to Mr. Lloyd O. Brown, Jr., Son of Judge and Mrs. Lloyd O. Brown, Sr., of Cleveland, Ohio and is a second year law student—with her husband—at Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.

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JOHN JOHNSON, CORRESPONDENT, EYEWITNESS NEWS

Emmy-award winning EYEWITNESS NEWS correspondent and co-anchor of the early Saturday evening newscast, John Johnson doesn't just report the news, he helps make it. He has tackled vital community issues ranging from crime in the New York subways to security breaches in a Long Island nuclear power plant and his hard-hitting exclusives often directly produced social and political results.

One of New York's foremost investigative and social action reporters, Johnson's coverage of New Jersey's controversial "Age of Consent" criminal code in April 1979, incited an outcry among hundreds of parents who flocked to Trenton with 40,000 signatures and successfully demanded that the age at which a teenager can voluntarily consent to sexual activity, by law, be raised from 13 to 16 years.

Johnson's on-the-spot account of the frustrations and dangers encountered by New York City policemen brought to light the inner story of police life and pressures. The WABC-TV News documentary, "75th Precinct: Two Badges of Courage," written, produced and reported by Johnson in 1979 won a first place award as "best local documentary program" from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association. That same organization honored Johnson two years earlier with a "best enterprise" award as the first newsman to link FALN terrorist activities directly to Cuba, in his March, 1977, EYEWITNESS NEWS special report.

Time and again, Johnson has proven that he is a reporter who is not afraid to get involved. His multi-award winning WABC-TV News expose in 1976 of alleged drug, alcohol, sexual and physical abuses at St. Michael's Home for Children on Staten Island let to major changes at the agency and the subsequent closing of the Home. The New York Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Johnson and WABC-TV a

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