|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1941|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 1996|
United States Army Captain. Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, 1989-1992. 35th Secretary of Commerce (under President Clinton). Born in Washington, D.C., raised in Harlem, New York. A graduate of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont; he was the first African American member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, of which is a men's national collegiate fraternity. He was a United States Army Captain and was Deputy Executive Director for Programs and Governmental Affairs of the National Urban League; he was the Deputy Campaign Manager for Senator Edward Kennedy and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, 1989-1992. In 1993, during President Clinton's first term, Brown became the first African American to hold the position as the 35th Secretary of Commerce. While on an official trade mission, Brown and 34 other passengers on an Air Force CT-43 crashed into a mountainside in Croatia killing all on board.
(bio by: Babe)
Cause of death: Plane crash in Croatia.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 6 Lot 8389 Grid V/W-22.5
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1594
"Oh, let me live my life, and let it be pleasing to Thee; and if I should gain any Praise, Let it go to Calvary. To God, be the Glory, for the things he has done." Continued Prayers Alma, as we still remember.|
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You are not forgotten. You made us proud.|
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