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Vincent Don Brown

Monday, April 1, 2002

Vincent Don Brown

LINCOLN -- Vincent Don Brown, 66, died Wednesday (March 27, 2002) in Lincoln.

He was born Nov. 1, 1935, in the family farm house south of Trenton to Joseph and Alma Brown. He graduated from Trenton High School in 1953. He then attended Nebraska Wesleyan University from 1953-54, McCook Jr. College from 1954-55, and the University of Nebraska from 1955-60 where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1958 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1960.

After graduating from Law College, he joined the law firm of Healey, Wilson & Barlow. He remained there until he became the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Lincoln from 1962-66. He then became the Clerk of the Nebraska Legislature, a position he held until 1978 when he became the Executive Director of the Nebraska Petroleum Council for the American Petroleum Institute. He also served as a JAG officer for the Air National Guard, more recently serving as State JAG Officer for the Nebraska National Guard. He retired as a Lt. Colonel. He had also served as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Air Force Association. Other offices in which he served include, President of the Nebraskaland Foundation, Treasurer of the Society of Nebraska Admirals, Board of Directors of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of the Political Action Counsel.

He was a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, Lincoln Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Nebraska Society of Association Executives Nebraska Federation of Business Associates, the Public Affairs Committee, Tax Counsel and Labor Committees.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include one son, Jeffrey Michael Brown of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Julie Michelle Brown of Lincoln; two brothers, Derrell Brown of Mira Loma, Calif., and Terrance Brown of Overland Park, Kan.; and one sister, Glorianne (Jo) and husband, Gordon of Clearwater, Fla.

Memorial services will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., at the First Evangelical Free Church, 3300 So. 84th St., in Lincoln.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, the University of Nebraska Foundation, First Evangelical Free Church in Lincoln, or the Fellowship Community Church in Lincoln.

Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.