Anthony G. Brown

Anthony G. Brown

name= Anthony G. Brown

order= 7th
office= Lt. Governor of Maryland
term_start=January 17, 2007
governor= Martin O'Malley
predecessor= Michael S. Steele
successor= Incumbent
birth_date= birth date and age|1961|11|21
birth_place=Huntington, New York
party= Democratic
profession= Lawyer
spouse= Patricia Arzuaga (m. 1993–2008 "sep.") [cite web |url=,0,2642268.story |title=Md. lieutenant governor, wife announce separation |accessdate=2008-08-12 | |publisher=The Baltimore Sun |date=2008-07-18 ]
children= Rebecca and Jonathan [cite web |url= |title=George Washington Birthday Address to the Maryland Senate |accessdate=2008-08-12 |work=Speeches by Lt. Governor Anthony Brown |publisher=Office of Lt. Governor |date=2008-02-18 ]
religion=Roman Catholic

Anthony G. Brown (born November 21, 1961, in Huntington, New York) is an American politician in Maryland. " [ Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor] ". Political biography. [ Maryland State Archives] . Retrieved February 14, 2007.] [" [,1, O'Malley/Brown in Maryland gubernatorial race] ". "The Baltimore Sun". Retrieved January 10, 2007. "Not available online as of January 13, 2007."] He is currently the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, having won the 2006 Maryland gubernatorial election on November 7, 2006 along with former Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley.


Born to a Jamaican father and Swiss mother, [cite web|url=|title=One to watch: Maryland's Lt. Governor Anthony Brown|publisher=National Public Radio|accessdate=2008-04-12] Brown began to work toward the goal of public service at an early age. At Huntington High School in Huntington, NY, he was the first black student government president. As a student at Harvard University, he joined the Army ROTC program. In addition, he served on the Student Advisory Committee at the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government.

After graduating cum laude in 1984, Brown was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and graduated first in his Army flight school class. He served as an active duty helicopter pilot with the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division in Europe. After completing a tour of active duty in Germany, Brown entered Harvard Law School and graduated in 1992, at which time he clerked for then-Chief Judge Eugene Sullivan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Brown continued as a member in the Army Reserves where he completed short tours of duty in Panama and Canada.

In the legislature

Brown served in the House of Delegates in the Maryland General Assembly from January 13, 1999, to January 10, 2007, representing District 25 (part of Prince George's County). [Cook, Dave. " [ O'Malley Picks Anthony Brown as Running Mate] ". "Baltimore Times". December 16, 2005. from Martin O'Malley political website. Retrieved on February 14, 2007.] He rose quickly being appointed vice-chairman of the Judiciary Committee in 2003 and Majority Whip in 2004. Brown also served on the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics from 2000 to 2007, the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee from 2006 to 2007 and was a member of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Legislative Black Caucus) from 1999 to 2007.

Legislative notes

* voted for the Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154) [cite web |url= |title=Vote Record 0942 |accessdate=2008-04-17 |date=2006-03-31 |publisher=General Assembly of Maryland House of Delegates]
*voted for electric deregulation in 1999 (HB703) [cite web |url=|title=Vote Record 0870 |accessdate=2008-04-17 |date=1999-04-02 |publisher=General Assembly of Maryland House of Delegates]

Deployed to Iraq

In 2005, Brown was deployed as a reservist to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In Baghdad, Fallujah, Kirkuk, and Basra, he worked with local and military officials to deliver humanitarian assistance and rebuild a war-torn country. Brown remained in touch with his constituents and colleagues while in Iraq with e-mails. When he returned to Annapolis, he was given a standing ovation by the entire House of Delegates.

Military ranks, awards and honors

Anthony Brown served in U.S. Army, as an Aviation Officer (captain), 1984-89 and the U.S. Army Reserve, where he is currently a lieutenant colonel (Promotable) in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He served in Iraq with the 353rd Civil Affairs Command as Senior Consultant to Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration, from 2004 to 2005 where he earned the Bronze Star Medal. He is also the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with bronze star device, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with bronze hourglass & "M" device, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon with "2" numeral device, the Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon with "2" numeral device, the Aviator Badge, the Airborne Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

As Lt. Governor

Martin O'Malley and Anthony Brown won the 2006 Maryland gubernatorial election by a 7% margin, [cite news |first=Chris |last=Yakaitis |coauthors=David J. Silverman |title=Ehrlich Concedes, O'Malley Celebrates |url= |work=Maryland NewsLine |publisher=University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism |date=2006-11-08 |accessdate=2008-04-17 ] upon which Brown became the first member of the Maryland House ever to be directly elected as Lieutenant Governor.In one of his first actions as Lt. Governor, Brown announced in February 2007 the release of a study that assessed the State's needs to accommodate the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) decisions that will bring as many as 60,000 new jobs to Maryland by 2011. Governor O'Malley directed the Lt. Governor to chair the Subcabinet on BRAC for the State of Maryland as one of the Lt. Governor's major duties. [Office of the Lt. Governor " [] ". press release. February 9, 2007. Retrieved on June 1, 2007.]

ee also


External links

* [ Official website of the Lt. Governor of Maryland]

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