Brown was a man who wore many hats in the City of
DeLand. He was a former Mayor of DeLand, Executive
Secretary of the Board of Trade (Chamber of Commerce),
and one other founders of the Volusia County Fair
in 1925. He was best known through his company, Exhibit
Builders. Through his work with Exhibit Builders he
built the Florida exposition for the 1933 Worlds Fair
in Chicago and the 1939 Exposition for the Worlds
Fair in New York as well as other expositions and
fairs throughout the United State.
W. Marks dedicated his life to the advancement of
education in Volusia County. He was a former school
teacher, principal, and served as a superintendent
of Volusia County Schools for many years.