T. Dawson Brown was former President and Chairman of the Board at the Industrial National Bank. One of the states most active leaders in promoting brotherhood, the betterment of youth, and civic renewal. He served for many years as President of the Narragansett Council of Boy Scouts. He was also one of the pioneers in the development of a Downtown Providence Master Plan. In 1929, he arranged for a purchase of land for the Boy Scouts to use as a camp, later known as Camp Sandy Beach. The main gate to Yawgoog is named in his honor.