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Friday, March 25, 2011

Former Commerce Secretary Gets Street Named After Him

A fitting tribute to Ron Brown, former Commerce Secretary, as he gets a Washington, DC street named after him.

The street, located between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues at 14th Street NW, near the White House, is named Ron Brown Way.

Brown served as Commerce Secretary from 1993-96.

The honor comes some 15 years to the month when an Air Force plane crashed into a Croatia mountainside killing Brown in April, 1996.

His son, Michael Brown, serves as DC's councilman.

Gary Locke is the outgoing Secretary of Commerce, appointed by President Barack Obama.  Locke has since been named Ambassador to China to replace 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman

Brown's death suspicious
Brown on Arlington Cemetery web site

**Update** President Obama speaks about the legacy of Ron Brown as he dedicates the Ronald H. Brown United States Mission to the United Nations Building in New York, NY.  (Video).

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