Bowers Hynson Brown, Jr.
(Eva Gillette Mingea)
Mingea Brown, the daughter of Wilton Egerton Mingea, Jr.,
and Ernestine Kahle Mingea, was born in Abingdon,
Virginia. Mrs. Brown married the late Thomas Bowers
Hynson Brown, Jr. They have two children, Amanda
Tilghman (Brown) Megargel and Thomas Bowers Hynson Brown,
III. Mrs. Brown is a resident of New York City.
Mrs. Brown attended Mary Washington College in
Fredericksburg, Virginia. She served on the National
Committee for a Free Europe (parent organization of Radio
Free Europe). Mrs. Brown continues to serve as the
Social Secretary to prominent New York families, as she
has for many years.
* National Gavel Society
* Daughters of the Cincinnati (former President,
1994-98 and 2002-03)
* National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
(former President of
the New York Society; Roll of Honor 2002)
Mrs. Brown received the Volunteer of the Year Award from
the Conference of Patriotic and Historical Societies in
Mrs. Brown was recognized by Saint Bartholomew's Church in
the City of New York in 2003 for having served fifty years
on the Altar Guild. She has been a member of the New
York Auxiliary of the Blue Ridge School of Virginia since
1956, and has served as President, Ball Chairman and on
the Board of Trustees. She has served on the Board
of the American Friends of the Georgian Group and the
Committee of Van Cortlandt House Museum.
Mrs. Brown is also a member of the Church Club; Friends of
Sulgrave Manor; the New York Committee of Stratford Hall;
Dumbarton House; Gunston Hall; Mount Guilian Society;
Metropolitan Historic Structures; the Historical Society
of Washington County Virginia; the National Trust for
Historic Preservation; Colonial Williamsburg; the Pilgrims
of America and the Monticello Foundation.