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Henry Brown is a former U.S. Representative from the 1st Congressional district of South Carolina

Henry Edward Brown, Jr., a Republican, is a former U.S. Representative from the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina, having served 2001 to 2011. (map) The 1st district is based in Charleston and takes in almost all of the state's share of the Atlantic coastline (except for Beaufort and Hilton Head Island, which are in the 2nd District). [1]

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Biography

Brown was born December 20, 1935 in Bishopville, South Carolina. Prior to his political career, Brown worked for the Piggly Wiggly grocery chain, becoming a vice president. Brown was elected to the Hanahan, South Carolina city council in 1981 and to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1984. When the Republicans gained control of the state house in 1994, Brown became chairman of the Ways and Means committee and claimed credit for the largest tax cut in state history.

Congressional career

When 1st District Congressman Mark Sanford decided to honor a pledge to serve no more than six years in the House, Brown ran for the seat, passing out "Oh Henry" candy bars during the primary election as a way to increase his name recognition. He won the runoff and easily won the general election. The 1st District has been held by Republicans since 1981 and has become so heavily Republican that Brown didn't have any opposition in 2002 or 2004.

2006 congressional elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Randal G. Maatta to face Brown in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Brown retained his seat.

2010 congressional elections

Brown retired, and the open seat race was won by Republican Tim Scott.[1]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Henry Brown
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More background data

Wikipedia also has an article on Henry Brown. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Former contact

Campaign contact information

DC Office:
1124 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3176
Fax: 202-225-3407
Web Email
Website

District Office- Myrtle Beach:
1800 North Oak Street, Suite C
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 843-445-6459
Fax: 843-445-6418

District Office- North Charleston:
5900 Core Avenue, Suite 401
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: 843-747-4175
Fax: 843-747-4711

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Henry Brown profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.

Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
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Committees: House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Fisheries Wildlife and Oceans, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on National Parks Forests and Public Lands, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Railroads Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs/Subcommittee on Health
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2000
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2001
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
South Carolina House of Representatives, Hanahan City Council,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 1800 North Oak Street, Suite C, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 843-445-6459 / Fax: 843-445-6418
2. 5900 Core Avenue, Suite 401, North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: 843-747-4175 / Fax: 843-747-4711




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Date of Birth: December 20, 1935