Great Black Men in HistoryStaying informed is half the battle...


Lee P. Brown
Lee P. Brown Lee P. Brown


Share



The first African American Mayor of Houston, Texas, Lee Patrick Brown was born on October 4, 1937, in Wewoka, Oklahoma. His parents, Andrew and Zelma Brown were small farmers. A high school athlete, Brown started his professional life as a police officer in San Jose, California in 1960. That same year, he graduated from Fresno State University with his B.S. degree in criminology. In 1964, Brown earned a master’s degree in sociology from San Jose State University where he became assistant professor in 1968. At the University of California, Berkeley, he earned his master’s degree in criminology in 1968 and his PhD in 1970. Brown became chairman and professor of the Department of Administration of Justice at Portland State University in 1968. In 1972, he was appointed associate director, Institute of Urban Affairs and Research and professor of Public Administration and director of Criminal Justice programs at Howard University. In 1974, Brown was named Sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon, and in 1976, director of the Department of Justice Services. As public safety commissioner of Atlanta, Georgia, from 1978 to 1982, Brown and his staff cracked the Atlanta Child Murders case. As Houston, Texas’ chief of police, from 1982 to 1990, Brown developed Neighborhood Oriented Policing, a program employing community policing techniques. From 1990 to 1992, he was police commissioner of New York City. President Clinton appointed Brown director of the White House Office of National Drug Policy or “Drug Czar”, a cabinet level position from 1993 to 1996. After spending some time teaching at Texas Southern University and Rice University, Brown was elected mayor of Houston, Texas, in 1998. As mayor, he was able to build the Metro light rail system, attract a new NFL team, and expand his philosophy of neighborhood oriented government. A founder of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Brown has organized around the needs of African American police executives. Today, Brown is chairman and CEO of Brown Group International, which uses the extensive expertise of its founder to develop solutions to complex problems in public safety, homeland security, crisis management, government relations, international trade, and other concerns. The father of four grown children with his late wife, Yvonne, Brown now lives with his wife Frances in Houston.


 
3 with IOP: Lee P. Brown
Former Mayor of Houston and former Police Commissioner of both Houston and New York Lee P. Brown discusses how community policing could have ...
Watch Video
Reflections on Ferguson | Institute of Politics
Lee P. Brown, former Mayor of Houston and former Police Commissioner of Houston and New York; Reverend Ray Hammond, founder of Bethel A.M.E. and ...
Watch Video
Police commissioner of New York Mr Lee P. Brown visits The Rebbe
No Description Available
Watch Video
Mayor Lee P. Brown introduces Jew Don Boney at Ethiopia conference
Mayor Lee P. Brown introduces Jew Don Boney at Ethiopia conference.
Watch Video
Pakistan Independence day Houston- Band-Mayor Houston-Lee Brown
Pakistan Band in honour of Mayor of Houston Lee P. Brown on the occasion of Celebrating Pakistan Independance day of Pakistanin Houston. Video : Zia ...
Watch Video
Lee Brown
No Description Available
Watch Video
Swearing-in of National Drug Control Policy Director Lee Brown (Clinton Administration)
No Description Available
Watch Video
Using Public/Private Collaboration to Solve Complex Social Problems
As former New York City police chief, Houston mayor, "Drug Czar" under U.S. President Bill Clinton and now CEO of the Brown Group consultancy, Lee Brown ...
Watch Video
One-on-one with former Detroit mayor Dennis Archer
One-on-one with former Detroit mayor Dennis Archer.
Watch Video
Rep. Jeffries Addresses the Failures of Broken Windows Policing Strategies
In a press conference, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) explains how overcriminalization negatively affects minority communities.
Watch Video
Lee Brown!
No Description Available
Watch Video
Jew Don Boney speaks intimately about his inspiration
In an April 19, 2015 interview Jew Don Boney speaks intimately about his inspiration and leadership mentors with Prairie View A&M graduate candidate Ms.
Watch Video
2016 HMAAC Gala
The 2016 "Mission Accomplished" Gala was held at the Citadel October 14th. It honored Mayor Lee P. Brown and Bernard and Shirley Kinsey. It also honored ...
Watch Video
Houston City Council Election- At-Large Position 5 on RED, WHITE & BLUE
The Houston City Council -- At-Large Position 5 incumbent is Jolanda Jones. She faces three challengers Jack Christie, Laurie Robinson and Bob Ryan.
Watch Video
Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier dies at the age of 89
Bob Lanier, who served as the Mayor of Houston from 1992 until 1997, has died. "Today, Bob Lanier, my husband and best friend for the last 30 years, passed ...
Watch Video
The Houston Task Force on Terrorism
Oct. 03, 2001 Members of the Houston Task Force on Terrorism discuss the status and efforts under way to assure Houston''s readiness to respond to terrorist ...
Watch Video
MLCPA Knightly News: Ep. 121
Feb. 24, 2017. MLCPA Knightly News: The student news program of Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men in Houston, Texas.
Watch Video
Gene Locke and Ministers Kirbyjon Gusta Booker Marcus
Gene Locke Candidate for Mayor of the City of Houston has been endorsed by the greatest mayor Houston Texas has ever had...Lee P. Brown. The Ministers of ...
Watch Video
Buses in Houston
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, commonly called METRO or MTA is a major public transportation agency based in Houston, Texas.
Watch Video
Founder Tammie Lang Campbell Accepts Greatness Inspires Greater Award
Bishop James Dixon of Community of Faith Church honored Foundation Founder Tammie Lang Campbell at the church's Greatness Inspires Greater Black ...
Watch Video





More Video