Sherrod Brown

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Sherrod Brown
Official portrait, 2021
United States Senator
from Ohio
Assumed office
January 3, 2007
Serving with J. D. Vance
Preceded byMike DeWine
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byDon Pease
Succeeded byBetty Sutton
47th Ohio Secretary of State
In office
GovernorDick Celeste
Preceded byAnthony J. Celebrezze Jr.
Succeeded byBob Taft
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 61st district
In office
January 3, 1975 – December 31, 1982
Preceded byJoan Douglass
Succeeded byFrank Sawyer
Personal details
Sherrod Campbell Brown

(1952-11-09) November 9, 1952 (age 71)
Mansfield, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Larke Ummel Brown (div. 1987)
Connie Schultz
ChildrenEmily Brown
Elizabeth Brown
ResidenceAvon, Ohio
Alma materYale University (B.A.)
Ohio State University (M.P.A./M.A.)

Sherrod Campbell Brown (born November 9, 1952) is an American politician. In 2023, he was the senior United States Senator from Ohio. Brown is a member of the Democratic Party. Before his election to the Senate, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 13th congressional district from 1993 to 2007. He previously served as the Ohio Secretary of State (1983–1991) and a member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1974–1982).

After winning his third term in 2018, Brown was seen as a potential candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 and began exploring a run in January 2019.[1] On March 7, 2019, he announced that he would not run for president.[2]

Early life[change | change source]

Brown was born on November 9, 1952 in Mansfield, Ohio. His ancestors the Campbells were slave owners who forced many Cherokee people out of Georgia, in acts of genocide.[3][4][5] Brown studied at Yale University and at Ohio State University.

Personal life[change | change source]

He was married to Larke Ummel until they divorced in 1987. He is currently married to Connie Schultz.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sen. Sherrod Brown Begins Tour Ahead of 2020 Decision". U.S. News & World Report. January 30, 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  2. Strauss, Daniel (March 7, 2019). "Sherrod Brown will not run for president in 2020". Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  3. "Charles F Campbell in the 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules". p. 45. Retrieved 2020-11-11. Name: Charles F Campbell; Residence Date: 1860; Residence Place: Jasper, Jasper, Georgia, USA; Number of Enslaved People: 17
  4. Hill, Sarah H. (2017-02-20). "All Roads Led from Rome: Facing the History of Cherokee Expulsion". Southern Spaces. Retrieved 2020-11-11.
  5. "1". RootsWeb. Archived from the original on 2019-04-11.

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