Charles M. Brown

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Charles M. Brown (1903–1995) was a long-time U.S. politician in Atlanta, sometimes called Charlie Brown after the Peanuts character, Charlie Brown.


A graduate of Georgia Tech,[1] he was a commissioner of Fulton County, Georgia (where Atlanta is the county seat) from 1941 to 1948, and from 1966 to 1979. He served as chairman of the commission from 1945 to 1947 and 1976 to 1978, and at other times during 1966, 1968, 1971, and 1974. He also served as a state senator from Fulton County in the Georgia General Assembly from 1957 to 1964, and retired from politics in 1979. He had also run for mayor of Atlanta three times.[citation needed]

He also served on the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority which oversees Grady Memorial Hospital. He was also involved in many other programs, including starting both MARTA and Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. He was also involved in the creation of the Fulton County Airport at west Atlanta, which was named Charlie Brown Field in his honor.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Obituaries". ANAK Society. Archived from the original on 2007-01-13. Retrieved 2007-08-07.