Daniel Brown (politician)

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Daniel Brown (born December 25, 1945) is a city councilman and former acting mayor of the city of Knoxville, Tennessee, where he was the first African American to serve as mayor.[1]

Brown was born in Knoxville, where he graduated from Austin High School. He attended Tennessee State University, where he received B.S. degree in History. Brown is a Vietnam War veteran and a retiree of the U.S. Postal Service.[2]

He was selected by the council to serve as mayor after Bill Haslam resigned from office in order to pursue his eventually successful campaign for governor,[2] making Brown the first African American mayor of the city.[1] He did not run for a full term as mayor, but remains on the city council. He was succeeded by Madeline Rogero.


  1. ^ a b "Daniel Brown selected as interim Knoxville mayor". WBIR. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Mayor Daniel T. Brown - Sixth District". City of Knoxville. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 

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