A lawyer, business advisor, real estate investor, politician, author and speaker, Neal Brown arrived in Wausau in 1880. He became part of the Wausau Group, involved with Marathon Paper Mills, Great Northern Life Insurance Company, Wausau Street Railroad Company and Wausau Sulphate Fiber Company. He was a significant force to unite and regulate water rights and its power, providing electricity in the community. Neal represented Marathon County in the state Assembly and Senate and was twice nominated as a U.S. Senate candidate. Renowned for his curiosity, intellect and creativity, Neal Brown is one of our community initiators to know.