Other Brodies of Note
Jacobite Commander, Survivor of the Battle of Culloden.
Deacon William Brodie
Deacon William Brodie of Edinburgh, noted as a member of the clan was a less savoury character who at the end of the 18th century pursued a double-life as a worthy councilor by day and a burglar by night. The lifestyle of this gentleman; later hanged for his nocturnal activities, by a device of his design; inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Deacon Brodie had actually done work for R. L. Stevenson's Father.
Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie
English Physiologist and Surgeon, born June 8, 1783, Winterslow, Wiltshire; died October 21, 1862, Broome Park, Betchwork, Surrey
Peter H. Brodie Crewman on The Monitor: Drummer Boy
(1863–1901) was an American bookmaker from Brooklyn who claimed to have jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge and survived on July 23, 1886. The newspaper reports at the time gave Brodie lots of publicity, and the New York City tavern he opened shortly afterward was a success. It was subsequently determined that Brodie had probably not actually jumped, but instead used a dummy he had hidden in the area.
This is where the term "to do a Brodie" comes from.
Colonel Alexander O. Brodie
His military record is even more distinguished than his record as governor, but either record certainly stands alone. Alexander Oswald Brodie, did one of the most spectacular jobs as Governor of the Arizona Territory and initiated in its final stages of statehood. He would lead the Arizona Rough Riders in Cuba during the Spanish-American War and would later retire from the governorship to continue his distinguished military career.
Dr. John Brodie
John W. Brodie was born in the Province of Quebec on March 7, 1853. He was educated in the schools of Montreal and then attended McGill University from which he received his M.D., C.M. in 1877. After graduation he began his practice in Montreal. Subsequently, he went abroad and served as house surgeon in London Hospital and visited hospitals and medical schools in Edinburgh, Paris, Berlin and Vienna.
Poor health brought Dr. Brodie to Honolulu in September, 1880, where he went into partnership with his friend and McGill classmate, Dr. Frank Leslie Miner. Very shortly thereafter, Dr. Miner left for an extended stay in Europe and Dr. Brodie took over his practice. The following year brought an epidemic of small-pox to Honolulu which lasted from March until August, during which time Dr. Brodie was put in charge of the Palama and Kalihi districts of the city.
Captain Robert Brodie
17th Commanding Officer of USS Missouri. Captain Brodie earned the Navy's top medal, the Navy Cross, as the captain of the destroyer Dallas in the 1942 North African Campaign.
Fawn McKay Brodie
Fawn Brodie's father was LDS Prophet David O. McKay's brother. She was known nationally for her historical works on Thomas Jefferson and Richard Nixon, but among the Mormons was best known as author of "No Man Knows My History", a biography of Joseph Smith, Jr. Fawn McKay Brodie was born in 1915 and died in 1981
John Riley Brodie (born August 14, 1935) is a former professional American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, and had a second career as a Senior PGA Tour professional golfer.
Brodie was born in San Francisco, California. He grew up in the Montclair district of Oakland and attended Montclair Grammar (later Elementary) School and Oakland Technical High School and was a standout athlete even then. He went on to attend Stanford University, where he was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity. He graduated in 1956, and was selected as a consensus All-American the same year. He first appeared with the 49ers as a rookie in 1957, seeing limited action. He got more playing time in 1958 through 1960, sharing time with Y.A. Tittle, and became the starter in 1961, holding that role through 1973.
He was among the leading passers in the league throughout the 1960s. His best statistical year was 1965 when he led the League in passing average (3,112 yards) and touchdowns (30). He appeared in the Pro Bowl in 1965 and 1970. Also, in 1970, he received the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award.
Walter Scott "Steve" Brodie
September 11, 1868 in Warrenton, Virginia - October 30, 1935 in Baltimore, Maryland, A former professional baseball player who played outfield in the Major Leagues from 1890-1902. He played for the Boston Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, and New York Giants.
Bernard Beryl Brodie
American pharmacologist (1909–1989)
Born in Liverpool, Brodie was educated at McGill University in Canada and at New York University, where he obtained his PhD in 1935. He worked at the Medical School there from 1943 to 1950 when he moved to the National Institutes of Health at Bethesda, Maryland, where he served as chief of the chemical pharmacology laboratory until 1970.
Paul Thomas Brodie
Paul Thomas Brodie was the third department head of mathematics at Clemson, serving in this position in the years 1899-1907. He received the BS degree at Furman in 1887 and a BA degree in 1894. He had particular interest in engineering and taught the mathematics course in which Clemson students were introduced to surveying (the first civil engineering course at Clemson).
William Thomas Brodie
William Thomas Brodie was born in 1890. He died in 1967 in Alameda, CA. He was an ironworker who did extensive work on both the San Francisco Bay Bridge and the Oakland Bay Bridge. His Father emigrated from Canada to San Francisco, CA.in the 1880's.
Current Clan Commissioner for the Americas