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Mayor's Bio

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Official Title
Mayor of Grand Forks, ND
Professional Specialty
Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/Gyn)

Personal Information



Born: 6/21/50

Married, Dr. Ann Brown, Pathologist

Children: Michaela, Graydon


Brown spent K-2nd Grade in England, elementary school in Okinawa, Japan, Junior High in New Mexico, High School in Okinawa, Japan where he graduated in May 1968 as an Honor Student at Kubasaki, High School, Sukiran.

Graduated May 1972, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, Bachelor of Science, Biology

Graduated August, 1974, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, Masters of Arts, Biology

Military Service:

Enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at the Grand Forks Air Force Base and worked with the United States' Nuclear Missle system as someone with "his finger on the button":

1975-76 Deputy ICBM Launch Control Officer;

1976-77 ICBM Launch Control Officer Commander;

1977-78 ICBM Launch Control Officer Instructor

Medical School

1978-1982 University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine.

Residency: 1982-1984 Obstetrics and Gynecology, UND School of Medicine; 1984-1986 Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Civic Responsibility

Elected Mayor of Grand Forks, June 2000

Elected Mayor of Grand Forks, June 2004

Elected Mayor of Grand Forks, June 2008

Elected Mayor of Grand Forks, June 2012

Elected Mayor of Grand Forks, June 2016