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August 17, 2002 | From Associated Press
Former Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown, a Marine who rose from the fighting in Vietnam to lead the nation's second-largest Cabinet agency, has died. He was 58. Brown, who suffered from lower motor neuron syndrome, which attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, died Thursday in Washington, D.C. "I am ill. I am very ill," Brown said during a speech two years ago to the group he once headed, the Disabled American Veterans. "I am not afraid, nor am I bitter," he added.
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August 17, 2002 | From Associated Press
Former Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown, a Marine who rose from the fighting in Vietnam to lead the nation's second-largest Cabinet agency, has died. He was 58. Brown, who suffered from lower motor neuron syndrome, which attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, died Thursday in Washington, D.C. "I am ill. I am very ill," Brown said during a speech two years ago to the group he once headed, the Disabled American Veterans. "I am not afraid, nor am I bitter," he added.
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December 15, 1992 | WILLIAM J. EATON and DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President-elect Bill Clinton is expected to name Jesse Brown, a black former Marine who was wounded in Vietnam and now runs the Washington office of Disabled American Veterans, to be secretary of veterans affairs, congressional sources said Monday. If appointed, Brown would be the second black chosen for the Clinton Cabinet. Ronald H. Brown, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, was the first. He was named Saturday to be secretary of commerce.
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June 7, 1997 | From The Washington Post
Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown, a career advocate for veterans who convinced President Clinton that the nation should spend more money on its former military personnel, has submitted his resignation, according to administration officials. Officials said Brown's departure was not unexpected. Near the end of Clinton's first term, Brown told then-White House Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta that he did not expect to remain in the Cabinet for long, the officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1994
An aftershock to the Jan. 17 earthquake hit the VA Medical Center in North Hills recently, and its potential impact may devastate veterans in the area for years. The honorable Jesse Brown, secretary of veterans affairs, unveiled a plan that will probably result in the closure of the medical center, which has served the San Fernando Valley and northern communities for almost 40 years. Several weeks ago, the seemingly omnipotent chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, G. V. (Sonny)
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June 7, 1997 | From The Washington Post
Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown, a career advocate for veterans who convinced President Clinton that the nation should spend more money on its former military personnel, has submitted his resignation, according to administration officials. Officials said Brown's departure was not unexpected. Near the end of Clinton's first term, Brown told then-White House Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta that he did not expect to remain in the Cabinet for long, the officials said.
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December 18, 1992 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He's hardly a household word, but Jesse Brown, the 48-year-old former Marine who Thursday was nominated as secretary of veterans' affairs, has legions of friends in veterans' groups and on Capitol Hill. "He's a quiet doer," said one congressional aide. "He is soft-spoken but firm." Brown, the second African-American chosen for a Cabinet post by President-elect Bill Clinton, worked his way up the ranks to become executive director of the Washington headquarters of the Disabled American Veterans.
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December 18, 1992 | PAUL RICHTER and DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Broadening the diversity of his Cabinet, President-elect Bill Clinton Thursday picked former San Antonio Mayor Henry G. Cisneros to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and veterans' activist Jesse Brown to lead the Department of Veterans' Affairs. "They represent the best in a new generation of leaders," Clinton said as he made Cisneros the first Latino chosen for his Cabinet and Brown the second black, along with Commerce Secretary-designate Ronald H. Brown.
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December 17, 1992 | DAVID LAUTER and JACK NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President-elect Bill Clinton is believed to be on the verge of making two key urban policy appointments--Henry G. Cisneros, the former mayor of San Antonio, to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development and William Daley, the brother of Chicago's mayor, to head the Department of Transportation.
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February 12, 1995 | ALAN C. MILLER and DWIGHT MORRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown, there really is no place like home. Brown managed to visit his hometown of Chicago, where he owns an apartment, 20 times in his first 20 months in office--stopping there frequently on the 55 official trips he took outside of Washington, according to government travel expense records. Many of the visits included weekends or involved lengthy stays with light public schedules.
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February 12, 1995 | ALAN C. MILLER and DWIGHT MORRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown, there really is no place like home. Brown managed to visit his hometown of Chicago, where he owns an apartment, 20 times in his first 20 months in office--stopping there frequently on the 55 official trips he took outside of Washington, according to government travel expense records. Many of the visits included weekends or involved lengthy stays with light public schedules.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1994
An aftershock to the Jan. 17 earthquake hit the VA Medical Center in North Hills recently, and its potential impact may devastate veterans in the area for years. The honorable Jesse Brown, secretary of veterans affairs, unveiled a plan that will probably result in the closure of the medical center, which has served the San Fernando Valley and northern communities for almost 40 years. Several weeks ago, the seemingly omnipotent chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, G. V. (Sonny)
NEWS
December 18, 1992 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He's hardly a household word, but Jesse Brown, the 48-year-old former Marine who Thursday was nominated as secretary of veterans' affairs, has legions of friends in veterans' groups and on Capitol Hill. "He's a quiet doer," said one congressional aide. "He is soft-spoken but firm." Brown, the second African-American chosen for a Cabinet post by President-elect Bill Clinton, worked his way up the ranks to become executive director of the Washington headquarters of the Disabled American Veterans.
NEWS
December 18, 1992 | PAUL RICHTER and DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Broadening the diversity of his Cabinet, President-elect Bill Clinton Thursday picked former San Antonio Mayor Henry G. Cisneros to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and veterans' activist Jesse Brown to lead the Department of Veterans' Affairs. "They represent the best in a new generation of leaders," Clinton said as he made Cisneros the first Latino chosen for his Cabinet and Brown the second black, along with Commerce Secretary-designate Ronald H. Brown.
NEWS
December 17, 1992 | DAVID LAUTER and JACK NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President-elect Bill Clinton is believed to be on the verge of making two key urban policy appointments--Henry G. Cisneros, the former mayor of San Antonio, to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development and William Daley, the brother of Chicago's mayor, to head the Department of Transportation.
NEWS
December 15, 1992 | WILLIAM J. EATON and DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President-elect Bill Clinton is expected to name Jesse Brown, a black former Marine who was wounded in Vietnam and now runs the Washington office of Disabled American Veterans, to be secretary of veterans affairs, congressional sources said Monday. If appointed, Brown would be the second black chosen for the Clinton Cabinet. Ronald H. Brown, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, was the first. He was named Saturday to be secretary of commerce.
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August 9, 1993
JESSE WHO? On her way out of Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) office, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) ran into the Rev. Jesse Jackson. "What a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Secretary!" she exclaimed cheerily. Eyewitnesses said they are trying to figure out which Cabinet secretary she thought he was--Jesse Brown of Veterans Affairs, Ronald H. Brown of Commerce or Mike Espy of Agriculture.
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April 30, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Army Secretary Togo West Jr. has won Senate confirmation as secretary of Veterans Affairs, a Cabinet post he has held on an acting basis since Jan. 2. The veterans post was left vacant when Jesse Brown resigned last summer and Hershel W. Gober, Clinton's first pick to replace Brown, bowed out under pressure. West joined the Army in 1969 and was commissioned an officer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps.
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