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Charles Harrison BROWN

(1920-2003)

BROWN, Charles Harrison, a Representative from Missouri; born in Coweta, Wagoner County, Okla., October 22, 1920; attended the public schools in Humansville and Republic, Mo., and high school in Springfield, Mo.; attended Drury College, Springfield, Mo., in 1937, 1938, and 1940, and George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1939; program director for a radio station in Springfield, Mo., in 1937 and 1938; radio publicity director for Missouri Conservation Commission in 1940; account executive for an advertising company in St. Louis, Mo., 1943-1945; founder and president of Brown Radio-TV Productions, Inc., Springfield, Mo.; partner, Brown Brothers Advertising Agency, Nashville, St. Louis, and Springfield; delegate to Democratic State and National Conventions in 1956, 1960, and 1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth and Eighty-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; public relations consultant in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles; senior vice president of an oil refining company in Los Angeles, 1973-1979; died on June 10, 2003, in Henderson, Nev.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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