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Otha Nathaniel Brown,, American political official, retired educator. Certified educational administrator, school counselor, Connecticut. Recipient The University medal University Connecticut, 1994, Fleet Bank Brown versus Board Education 50th Annv. award, 2004; named Young Man of Year, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1967; named to Hall of Fame, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, 1996.


Brown,, Otha Nathaniel was born on July 19, 1931 in DeQueen, Arkansas, United States. Son of Otha Brown and Elizabeth Gossitt.


Bachelor of Science, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, 1952. Master of Arts, University Connecticut, 1956. 6th Year Professional Diploma, University Bridgeport, 1959.


Teacher Board Education, Stratford, Connecticut, 1957-1961, teacher, counselor Stamford, 1961-1990. Guidance director, counselor J.M. Wright Technology School, 1990-1992. Coordinator state program Department Human Resources, State of Connecticut, Hartford, 1992-1993.

Director, Chief Executive Officer regional campus University Connecticut, Waterbury, 1994-1998. Member State Judicial Task Force, Hartford, 1987-1991. Member international affairs committee American Waterworks Association, Denver, 1992-1999.

Member advisory board Patriot National Bank, Stamford, since 1994.


  • Certified educational administrator, school counselor, Connecticut.


Member Norwalk Common Council, City of Norwalk, Connecticut, 1963-1969, 77-81, majority leader, 1968, council president, 1980-1981. Member Connecticut House of Representatives, Hartford, 1966-1972. Trustee, secretary University Connecticut, Storrs, 1975-1993.

Commissioner 2d Taxing District and Water Department, South Norwalk, Connecticut, since 1982, chairman, since 1982. Charter member Action Housing, Inc., member executive board, since 1970. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1952-1954.

Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (vice president 1967-1969, F.D. Wharton, Junior Lifetime Achievement award 2002), Norwalk Area Improvement League (founder, president since 1976), Masons, Elks, Alpha Phi Alpha (president, director).


  • Other Interests

    Writing, chorale singing, politics, jazz, travel.


Married Marjorie Gay, June 19, 1956 (divorced February 1967). Married Lela Evelyn Brown, December 30, 1975. Children: Darrick O., Leland K.

Otha Brown

Elizabeth Gossitt

Marjorie Gay

Lela Evelyn Brown

Darrick O. Brown,

Leland K. Brown,