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Ron Brown was a lawyer and Democratic politician who served as commerce secretary under the administration of President Bill Clinton.
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Following Brown's death, President Clinton established the Ron Brown Award for corporate leadership and responsibility. The U.S. Department of Commerce also presents the Ronald H. Brown American Innovator Award each year. A few years after his death, his daughter Tracey L. Brown Morrow paid tribute to him in prose with The Life and Times of Ron Brown (1998).
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