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Lee Brown
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59th Mayor of Houston
In office
January 2, 1998 – January 2, 2004
Preceded by Bob Lanier
Succeeded by Bill White
3rd Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
In office
July 19, 1993 – January 1996
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Bob Martinez
Succeeded by Barry McCaffrey
Police Commissioner of New York City
In office
January 22, 1990 – September 1, 1992
Appointed by David Dinkins
Preceded by Richard Condon
Succeeded by Ray Kelly
Police Chief of Houston
In office
1982–1990
Appointed by Kathy Whitmire
Preceded by B.K. Johnson
Succeeded by Elizabeth Watson
Personal details
Born October 4, 1937 (1937-10-04) (age 84)
Wewoka, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Yvonne Brown (1959–1992)
Frances Young (1996–present)
Children 4
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.

From 1993 to 1996, Brown served as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy during the Bill Clinton administration.

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