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Basil W. Brown

Former member of the Michigan senate[4]

What is Basil W. Brown known for?

Basil W. Brown was born on March 20, 1927, in Vandalia, Michigan. He moved to Battle Creek, Michigan, with his family and attended Battle Creek Central High School. Brown served in the United States Navy during World War II. He furthered his education by obtaining a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

Following his academic endeavors, Brown practiced law, paving the way to his long-standing political career. He served in the Michigan State Senate from 1957 to 1988 as a member of the Democratic Party. Over his tenure, he represented Michigan's 3rd, 6th, and 2nd Senate districts at different periods, influencing the region's political landscape for over three decades.

However, Brown's political career was not without controversy. In 1988, he resigned from the Michigan Senate following his arrest on drug-related charges. These charges were later dropped following a Michigan Supreme Court reversal due to entrapment concerns.

Brown's life came to an unexpected end on October 30, 1997, when he passed away as the result of a fire at his home in Highland Park, Michigan, amidst treatment for cancer.

For more detailed information about Basil W. Brown, his works, life events, and legislative biography, you can visit these external sources: Ebony by Johnson Publishing Company, The Library of Michigan, and Social Networks and Archival Context.