Bud Brown (politician)

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Bud Brown
1981
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th district
In office
November 2, 1965 – January 3, 1983
Preceded byClarence J. Brown
Succeeded byMike DeWine
Personal details
Born(1927-06-18) June 18, 1927 (age 85)
Columbus, Ohio
Political partyRepublican
ChildrenClancy Brown
Alma materDuke University
Harvard Business School
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Battles/warsWorld War II
Korean War
 
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Bud Brown
1981
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th district
In office
November 2, 1965 – January 3, 1983
Preceded byClarence J. Brown
Succeeded byMike DeWine
Personal details
Born(1927-06-18) June 18, 1927 (age 85)
Columbus, Ohio
Political partyRepublican
ChildrenClancy Brown
Alma materDuke University
Harvard Business School
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Battles/warsWorld War II
Korean War

Clarence J. "Bud" Brown Jr. (born June 18, 1927) was the Republican Representative from the Seventh District of Ohio. He is the father of veteran actor Clancy Brown.

Biography

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Brown attended the public schools in Blanchester, Ohio. He also attended Stoddard Elementary, Gordon Junior High, and Western High School in Washington, D.C.. Brown graduated from Duke University in 1947 and Harvard Business School, with an M.A., in 1949. He served in the United States Navy, 1944-1946 (V-12 Navy College Training Program), and again in 1950-1953 in the Korean War He worked for Brown Publishing Company in newspaper business from youth to 1953 and 1957 to present, serving as president, 1965–1976, and chairman of the board, 1976 to present; co-owner of Franklin, Ohio, Chronicle, 1953–1959; farm owner; general manager radio station in Urbana, Ohio, 1965; delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1984; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, United States Representative Clarence J. Brown Sr., and reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses (November 2, 1965-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1982, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Ohio, losing to Richard Celeste because he was unfamiliar to most of the state and was out of touch from his long years in Washington - in campaign speeches, he kept making references to "out here in Ohio." Ronald Reagan appointed him Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Acting Secretary of Commerce, serving 1983-1988; member, board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1988–1989; president and chief executive officer, United States Capitol Historical Society,1992-1999. (above taken, with some modifications from bioguide.congress.gov)

Brown's son Clancy Brown, now chairman of the board of Brown Publishing, is an actor.

Another of Brown's sons, Roy, unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for the Third Congressional District to replace Tony Hall in 2002. After a bitter campaign in which Roy was accused of lies about his opponents and accusations his family's newspapers were skewing their coverage in his favor and ignoring the other candidates, Roy lost the May primary to Mike Turner, who ultimately won the general election. The FEC voted to dismiss complaints brought by the Turner campaign against Roy Brown over corporate contributions in January, 2003.

No relation to the film director of the same name.

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.