|59th Mayor of Houston|
January 2, 1998 – January 2, 2004
|Preceded by||Bob Lanier|
|Succeeded by||Bill White|
|3rd Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy|
July 19, 1993 – January 1996
|Preceded by||Bob Martinez|
|Succeeded by||Barry McCaffrey|
|Police Commissioner of New York City|
January 22, 1990 – September 1, 1992
|Appointed by||David Dinkins|
|Preceded by||Richard Condon|
|Succeeded by||Ray Kelly|
|Police Chief of Houston|
|Appointed by||Kathy Whitmire|
|Preceded by||B.K. Johnson|
|Succeeded by||Elizabeth Watson|
|Born||October 4, 1937|
Wewoka, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Yvonne Brown (1959–1992)|
Frances Young (1996–present)
|Education||California State University, Fresno (BS)|
San Jose State University (MA)
University of California, Berkeley (MS, PhD)
Lee Patrick Brown (born October 4, 1937) is an American criminologist, public administrator, politician and businessman. In 1997 he was the first African-American to be elected mayor of Houston, Texas. He was reelected twice to serve the maximum of three terms from 1998 to 2004.
References[change | change source]
- Stuart, Reginald. "Atlanta Commissioner gets police chief job in Houston." New York Times. March 10, 1982 Accessed January 13, 2013.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Brown, Lee and Jane Ely. Lee Brown Oral History Archived 2018-11-16 at the Wayback Machine, Houston Oral History Project, October 31, 2007.
- HELEN ERIKSEN, "Fort Bend group lauds former Houston mayor for public service", Houston Chronicle, March 31, 2005.
- Guide to the Dr. Lee P. Brown professional papers, 1954-2013 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA)
- Kennedy, Tom. "HPD History: Chief Lee Brown laid the strong foundation for HPD’s Strong community liaison practices with all communities." Houston Police Officers Union. September 2016. Archived 2017-10-29 at the Wayback Machine Accessed October 29, 2016.