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Department of Labor Nomination of Robert J. Brown To Be Under Secretary.

February 24, 1977

The President today announced he will nominate Robert J. Brown to be Under Secretary of Labor. Brown is presently regional administrator for the United States Department of Labor in Denver, Colo.

He was born September 10, 1929, in Seattle, Wash. He received an A.A. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1951.

From 1948 to 1954, Brown was a spinner at the Donaldson Co. in St. Paul, Minn., and served as president of United Auto Workers Local 41 in St. Paul. In 1952 and 1954, he was education representative of the Minnesota State CIO.

From 1955 to 1957, Brown worked for the State of Minnesota as a manual and reports writer. From 1957 to 1963, he was a personnel officer for the State, and from 1963 to 1965 he served as deputy commissioner of conservation for Minnesota. From 1965 to 1966, he was commissioner of employment security for the State of Minnesota.

Brown was Associate Manpower Administrator for the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., from 1966 to 1974. In June 1974, he became regional administrator for the Department in Denver.

Brown is married to the former Iolene Gau. They have four sons and four daughters and reside in Littleton, Colo.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Labor Nomination of Robert J. Brown To Be Under Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242781