Lyons Brown Jr.

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Lyons Brown Jr.
United States Ambassador to Austria
In office
November 5, 2001 – October 5, 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byKathryn Walt Hall
Succeeded bySusan McCaw
Personal details
Born
William Lee Lyons Brown Jr.

(1936-08-02)August 2, 1936
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedJune 9, 2024(2024-06-09) (aged 87)
Alma materUniversity of Virginia

William Lee Lyons Brown Jr. (August 2, 1936 – June 9, 2024) was an American diplomat who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Austria. He was also the CEO and Honorary Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Chair of the World Monuments Fund.[1][2]

Brown was born in Louisville, Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Virginia and the American Graduate School of International Management (now called Thunderbird School of Global Management), he was the president, chairman, CEO, and a director of the Brown-Forman Corporation, founded by his great-grandfather. He served on the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations as an appointee under three Presidents: Ronald Reagan (1988), George H.W. Bush (1990 and 1992) and Bill Clinton (1994).[1][3]

Brown was made a Chevalier de L'Ordre du Merite Agricole by the French government in 1974.[2] He died on June 9, 2024, at the age of 87.[4]

References

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  1. ^ a b "The Honorable W. L. Lyons Brown, Jr., Elected an Honorary Trustee at The Metropolitan Museum of Art". The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "The Honorable W. L. Lyons Brown, Jr., Elected an Honorary Trustee at The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  3. ^ "Lyons Brown, Jr". US Department of State, Archive. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  4. ^ Gregory, Kathryn (11 June 2024). "Former CEO of Brown-Forman Corp., W.L. Lyons Brown Jr., dies at 87". Courier Journal. Retrieved 11 June 2024.
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