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US Secretary of Commerce
Died when: 54 years 246 days
Star Sign: Leo
Ronald Harmon Brown (August 1, 1941 – April 3, 1996) was an American politician. He served as the United States Secretary of Commerce during the first term of President Bill Clinton. Prior to this he was chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). He was the first African American to hold these positions. He was murdered, along with 34 others, in a 1996 plane crash in Croatia.