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Sherrod Brown
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United States Senator
from Ohio
Assumed office
January 3, 2007
Serving with Rob Portman
Preceded by Mike DeWine
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Don Pease
Succeeded by Betty Sutton
47th Ohio Secretary of State
In office
Governor Dick Celeste
Preceded by Anthony J. Celebrezze Jr.
Succeeded by Bob Taft
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 61st district
In office
January 3, 1975 – December 31, 1982
Preceded by Joan Douglass
Succeeded by Frank Sawyer
Personal details
Sherrod Campbell Brown

(1952-11-09) November 9, 1952 (age 69)
Mansfield, Ohio
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Larke Ummel Brown (div. 1987)
Connie Schultz
Children Emily Brown
Elizabeth Brown
Residence Avon, Ohio
Alma mater Yale University (B.A.)
Ohio State University (M.P.A./M.A.)
Occupation Teacher

Sherrod Campbell Brown (born November 9, 1952) is the senior United States Senator from Ohio and 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. On March 7, 2019, he announced that he would not run for president.

Early life

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. Brown studied at Yale University and at Ohio State University.

Personal life

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

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