John Young Brown III

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John Young Brown III
73rd Secretary of State of Kentucky
In office
January 1, 1996[1] – January 4, 2004[1]
Governor Paul Patton, Ernie Fletcher[1]
Preceded by Bob Babbage[2]
Succeeded by Trey Grayson[3]
Personal details
Born (1963-06-02) June 2, 1963 (age 54)[1]
Louisville, Kentucky[1]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Rebecca Jackson[1]
Children 2[1]
Parents John Y. Brown Jr.
Relatives John Y. Brown Sr. (grandfather)
Pamela Brown (half-sister)
Residence Louisville, Kentucky[1]
Alma mater Bellarmine College, University of Kentucky College of Law[1]
Profession Lawyer, politician

John Young Brown III (born June 2, 1963)[1] is a Kentucky politician.[4] Brown served as Secretary of State of Kentucky from 1996 to 2004.[1] In 2007, Brown ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky as the running mate of gubernatorial candidate Jody Richards, the Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Biography[edit]

Brown was born in Louisville, Kentucky.[1] He is the son of John Y. Brown, Jr.,[1] a former Governor of Kentucky and KFC magnate, and he is the grandson of former state legislator and United States Congressman John Y. Brown, Sr.. Brown is also the half-brother of television reporter Pamela Ashley Brown.

He received a B.A. degree (magna cum laude) and an M.B.A. from Bellarmine College. He earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "John Y. Brown III official biography". Kentucky.gov. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Brown Family of KY". PoliticalGraveyard.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-03. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Babbage
Kentucky Secretary of State
1996–2004
Succeeded by
Trey Grayson