Bud Brown (politician)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th district
November 2, 1965 – January 3, 1983
|Preceded by||Clarence J. Brown|
|Succeeded by||Mike DeWine|
June 18, 1927 |
|Alma mater||Duke University
Harvard Business School
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Battles/wars||World War II
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Early life and education
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Brown attended the public schools in Blanchester, Ohio. He also attended Stoddard Elementary, Gordon Junior High, and Western High School in Washington, D.C.. Brown graduated from Duke University in 1947 and Harvard Business School, with an M.A., in 1949.
Brown served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946 (V-12 Navy College Training Program) and again from 1950 to 1953 in the Korean War. He worked for Brown Publishing Company in the newspaper business from youth to 1953 and 1957 to 2010, serving as president from 1965–1976 and later chairman of the board. The company went out of business in 2010.
Brown was also co-owner of the Franklin, Ohio Chronicle from 1953 to 1959 and was general manager of a radio station in Urbana, Ohio in 1965. He served as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1984.
He was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, United States Representative Clarence J. Brown Sr., and reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses (November 2, 1965-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1982, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Ohio, losing to Richard Celeste because he was unfamiliar to most of the state and was out of touch from his long years in Washington - in campaign speeches, he kept making references to "out here in Ohio."
Ronald Reagan appointed him Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Acting Secretary of Commerce, serving 1983-1988. He was a member of the board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation from 1988 to 1989 and was president and chief executive officer of the United States Capitol Historical Society from 1992 to 1999.
Brown is married to Joyce (Eldridge) Brown. Brown's son Clancy Brown is a feature film and television actor and voice actor. Brown's son Roy unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for the 3rd Ohio Congressional District to replace Tony Hall in 2002.
Brown is not related to the film director of the same name.
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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