Ted W. Brown

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Ted W. Brown (April 19, 1906 – August 20, 1984) was an American politician of the Ohio Republican party and long-time Ohio Secretary of State.

First elected in 1950, he was re-elected eight times. In 1970, Brown defeated Ohio Democrat John F. Kennedy. In 1974, Brown won re-election by defeating Democrat Tony P. Hall. In 1978, Brown lost his seat when he was narrowly defeated by Anthony J. Celebrezze Jr. in a race that required a recount.

He died in 1984 at his Columbus home of cancer, aged 78.[1]


  1. ^ "NY Times". nytimes.com. August 21, 1984. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles F. Sweeney
Ohio Secretary of State
Succeeded by
Anthony J. Celebrezze Jr.