Daniel Brown (politician)

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Daniel Brown
81st Mayor of Knoxville
In office
January 10, 2011 – December 17, 2011
Preceded by Bill Haslam
Succeeded by Madeline Rogero
Knoxville City Councilman for the Sixth District
In office
December 19, 2009 – December 20, 2017
Personal details
Born Daniel Brown
(1945-12-25) December 25, 1945 (age 72)
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Spouse(s) Cathy Smith
Children 1 daughter
Alma mater Austin High School
Tennessee State University

Daniel Brown (born December 25, 1945) is a former 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. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Mayor Daniel T. Brown - Sixth District". City of Knoxville. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011.

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