The renaming of part of 14th Street NW in the District as Ron Brown Way shows the larger-than-life shadow the former commerce secretary still casts, even 15 years after his death. It’s a legacy his son, D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown, embraces, but at times he has also struggled with its burden.
March 25, 2011 D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown attends the renaming of a section of 14th Street NW for his father, Ron Brown. The elder Brown, commerce secretary under President Bill Clinton, died in a plane crash over Croatia with 34 other people on April 3, 1996. Michael Temchine/For The Washington Post Buy Photo