Herb Brand Historic Files


Herb Brand Historic Files


Herbert Brand was Chairman of the Transportation Institute, a Washington-based organization engaged in maritime industry research and promotion. The Institute directs its major efforts toward the preservation and promotion of a strong maritime capability in the United States.

Mr. Brand assumed the position of chairman of the Transportation Institute when he retired as its president. He was instrumental in developing the Institute since 1967 when the organization's board of trustees named him to an administrative position.

After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Mr. Brand was associated with the Seafarers International Union of North America, AFL-CIO, where he carried a wide variety of functions including Director of the Departments of Public Relations and Organizing. Brand joined the SIU in 1946, and was a close confidant of the union's late president, Paul Hall.

Born in New York City on September 3, 1913, Mr. Brand was involved in the maritime industry for almost fifty years. He was honored by the U.S. Navy League, a 68,000 member patriotic civilian organization dedicated to maintaining America's sea power. Mr Brand received the Navy League's Vincent T. Hirsch Maritime Award for contributing substantially to an increased public awareness of the vital defense and economic role of a privately owned American-flag merchant fleet.



Items in the Herb Brand Historic Files Collection

John M. Rau, Herb Brand, Tom Patterson
from left to right:
John M. Rau, National President - U.S. Navy League
Herb Brand - Chairman, Transportation Institute
Tom Patterson, MARAD, West Coast Regional Director

Herb Brand, Paul Hall at 11th SIU Convention, 1963
From the 11th SIU Convention:
Paul Hall seated next to Herb Brand
Leon Hall in foreground
Bill Hall in back right.

Herb Brand, Will Chasen, Stanley Kubrick during filming
A shot of SIU members during filming for Stanley Kubrick's short film, The Seafarers. Herb Brand and Will Chasen at front, Kubrick at back right.

Herb Brand with SIU delegates
Brand addresses delegates from ports of Baltimore, Norfolk, and Philadelphia on the role of the Transportation Institute.

Herb Brand addressing Louisiana boatmen
A group of boatmen from Louisiana, who were delegates to the May educational Conference in Piney Point, visited the Transportation Institute in Washington, D.C. There, they met with T.I. President Herb Brand who is sitting at the head of the table.

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