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Brown family of Lexington, Kentucky

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  John Young Brown, Sr. (1900-1985) — also known as John Y. Brown, Sr. — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born near Geigers Lake, Union County, Ky., February 1, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school principal; athletic coach; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1930-33, 1946-47, 1954-55, 1962-63, 1966-67 (76th District 1930-31, 75th District 1932-33, 49th District 1946-47, 1954-55, 1962-63, 56th District 1966-67); defeated in primary, 1973; U.S. Representative from Kentucky at-large, 1933-35; defeated in primary, 1980; Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1936 (primary), 1942 (primary), 1946, 1948 (primary), 1960 (primary), 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936, 1948, 1964 (alternate), 1980; candidate in primary for Governor of Kentucky, 1939. Methodist; later Christian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Phi Kappa Tau; Phi Alpha Delta; Kiwanis; Freemasons. Badly injured in an automobile accident, which paralyzed his lower body, and died six months later from pneumonia, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 16, 1985 (age 85 years, 135 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse C. Brown and Lucy (Keeper) Brown; married, March 4, 1928, to Dorothy Inman; father of John Young Brown, Jr. (1933-); grandfather of John Young Brown III.
  Political family: Brown family of Lexington, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John Young Brown, Jr. (b. 1933) — also known as John Y. Brown, Jr. — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., December 28, 1933. Democrat. Governor of Kentucky, 1979-83; defeated in primary, 1987; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1980. Owner at various times of Buffalo Braves, Boston Celtics and Kentucky Colonels basketball teams, and the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant chain. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of John Young Brown, Sr. (1900-1985); married to Phyllis George (Miss America 1971); father of John Young Brown III.
  Political family: Brown family of Lexington, Kentucky.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John Young Brown III — also known as John Y. Brown III — of Kentucky. Democrat. Secretary of state of Kentucky, 1996-2000; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1996. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Son of John Young Brown, Jr.; grandson of John Young Brown, Sr. (1900-1985).
  Political family: Brown family of Lexington, Kentucky.
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