Ronald Harmon Brown (August 1, 1941 – April 3, 1996) was an American politician. He was the United States Secretary of Commerce during the first term of President Bill Clinton from 1993 until his death in 1996. Before, he was chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 1989 to 1993. He was the first African American to be both Secretary of Commerce and DNC Chair.
|30th United States Secretary of Commerce|
January 22, 1993 – April 3, 1996
|Preceded by||Barbara Franklin|
|Succeeded by||Mickey Kantor|
|Chair of the Democratic National Committee|
February 11, 1989 – January 21, 1993
|Preceded by||Paul G. Kirk|
|Succeeded by||David Wilhelm|
Ronald Harmon Brown
August 1, 1941
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Died||April 3, 1996 (aged 54)|
near Dubrovnik, Croatia
|Resting place||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Children||2, including Michael|
|Education||Middlebury College (BA)|
St. John's University, New York (JD)
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1962–1967|
- "Ron Brown dies in plane crash, April 3, 1996". Politico. Retrieved August 19, 2022.
- Frieden, Terry, "Independent Counsel: No Conclusions On Brown Probe", CNN.com, November 14, 1996