Sherrod Brown: Everything You Need to Know

What you need to know about the Ohio Senator.

ByAli Rogin
July 27, 2016, 4:29 PM

— -- Name: Sherrod Campbell Brown

Party: Democrat

Date of Birth: Nov. 9, 1952

Age: 63

What He Does Now: U.S. Senator from Ohio

What He Used to Do: Before being elected to the Senate in 2006, Brown served in the House of Representatives from 1993 to 2006. Prior to that he was Ohio’s secretary of state and also did a stint as a member of the Ohio State House of Representatives. He holds a B.A. in Russian Studies from Yale University and two master's degrees from Ohio State University.

Hometown: Mansfield, Ohio

Family Tree: Brown was married to Larke Recchie in 1979 -- they had two children together before divorcing in 1987. He later wed Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz in 2004 and has had two children with her. He and Schultz, who live in Cleveland, also now have both a daughter-in-law and son-in-law and five grandchildren.

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