John Y. Brown Jr.

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John Brown
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55th Governor of Kentucky
In office
December 11, 1979 – December 13, 1983
LieutenantMartha Collins
Preceded byJulian Carroll
Succeeded byMartha Collins
Personal details
Born
John Young Brown Jr.

(1933-12-28) December 28, 1933 (age 88)
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Eleanor Durall (1960–1977)
Phyllis George (1979–1998)
Jill Roach (1998–2003)
RelationsJohn Y. Brown Sr. (Father)
Children4 (including John and Pamela)
EducationUniversity of Kentucky (BA, LLB)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1959–1965
UnitU.S. Army Reserve

John Young Brown Jr. (born December 28, 1933) is an American politician, entrepreneur, and businessman from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He served as the 55th governor of Kentucky from 1979 to 1983,[1] although he may be best known for building Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) into a multimillion-dollar restaurant chain.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown Jr". National Governors Association. Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  2. "Political Graveyard: Brown". Political Graveyard. Retrieved June 27, 2017.

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