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Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown
Personal data
Date of birthNovember 9, 1952(age 63)
Place of birthMansfield, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseLarke Ummel Brown (div. 1987)
Connie Schultz
ChildrenEmily Brown
Elizabeth Brown
ResidenceAvon, Ohio
Alma materYale University (B.A.)
Ohio State University (M.P.A./M.A.)
ReligionLutheran - ELCA
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 2007
Serving with Rob Portman
Preceded byMike DeWine
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 13th district
In officeJanuary 3, 1993 - January 3, 2007
Succeeded byBetty Sutton
Preceded byDon Pease
47th Ohio Secretary of State
In office1983 - 1991
GovernorDick Celeste
Succeeded byBob Taft
Preceded byAnthony J. Celebrezze Jr.

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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 U.S. 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 Ohio Secretary of State (1983 � 1991) and a member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1974 � 1982).

Brown defeated two-term Republican incumbent Mike DeWine in the 2006 U.S. Senate election. In the U.S. Senate, he is chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Hunger, Nutrition and Family Farms and the Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy, and is also a member of the Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Select Committee on Ethics.

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