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Edward S. Brown (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 6/2/1936 (Detroit, MI)
Race: White
Religion: Presbyterian
Residence: Colombus, OH
Education: BA in Math, Computer Science from Otterbein, Westerville, OH
Occupation: Retired computer engineer
Office Type: U.S. House -- Ohio District 12 

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Ed Brown was born in 1936 in Detroit and lives in Columbus, Ohio. He moved to Ohio after serving in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960.

During that time, he worked in West Berlin, Germany, with the National Security Agency. He graduated from Otterbein College in suburban Columbus, Ohio, in 1991 with a degree in computer science and math. He also had a minor in physics.

Brown worked as a computer engineer for 30 years, specializing in customer service. He is now retired.

He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House in 1994, 1998, 2000 and 2002.

Brown is divorced and has no children. He spends time as a college and high school soccer referee.

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Ed Brown ran unsuccessfully for the 12th District U.S. House seat in 1994 as a write-in candidate. He won the Democratic nomination in 1998 but was defeated in the general election by incumbent Republican Rep. John Kasich, 63 percent to 37 percent.

In 2000, he lost in the Democratic primary to Maryellen O'Shaughnessy. In 2002, he won the nomination but lost in the general election to incumbent Republican Rep. Pat Tiberi, 64 percent to 36 percent. Brown had no opposition in the 12th District for Ohio's March 2, 2004, primary election.

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