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)
June 7, 1997 |
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.
December 18, 1992 |
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.
December 18, 1992 |
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.
December 17, 1992 |
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.
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.