Episode 42. Owsley Brown Frazier – Philanthropist & Founder/Chairman, Frazier International History Museum
Owsley Brown Frazier has dedicated his life and fortune to improving his hometown for future generations.
Owsley is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and former business executive. He is the founder of the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.
He is a fourth-generation descendant of Brown-Forman Corporation founder George Garvin Brown, who was vice-chairman and the public face of Brown-Forman from 1983 until his retirement in 2000. He first worked for the company as a trainee in 1955. After graduating from the University of Louisville, he became the company’s lawyer in 1960, joined the board of directors, and became personnel director in 1964.
Owsley was also the owner and chairman of the interior and commercial design firm Bittners, LLC.
In addition to his responsibilities as vice chairman of Brown-Forman, Bittner’s owner, and history museum founder, Owsley has amassed an impressive public service record. He raised more than $500 million over 40 years for community and educational institutions in Kentucky.
In memoriam: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/louisville/obituary.aspx?pid=159242265