Ferriday, Louisiana , United States
|| May 06, 1940
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Sep 05, 2016 02:49am
|Info||Commissioner of Insurance Jim Brown is beginning his third term as head of the Louisiana Department of Insurance. |
Under his administration, the Louisiana Department of Insurance was granted accreditation by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, which helped establish the Louisiana Department of Insurance as one of the top insurance regulatory agencies in the country. Insurance officials all over America credit Commissioner Brown with making the dramatic turnaround in the Department of Insurance, which included legislative reform, reorganization, and modernization after he took the reins in 1991.
Commissioner Brown came to the Department of Insurance with a strong background in legislative and administrative matters, having served eight years as Secretary of State and eight years as State Senator.
In addition to his official duties as Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner Brown hosts a weekly public affairs television program, Town Meeting Louisiana Style, which can be seen on approximately 50 cable systems around the State of Louisiana. He frequently teaches classes in Louisiana history at both Louisiana State University and Tulane University.
Education has always played an important role in his life. Commissioner Brown received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, attended Cambridge University in England, and received his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University in New Orleans, where he served as president of the Law School student body. He was a member of the United States Track Team in 1962-63 and maintains an avid interest in physical fitness.
Commissioner Brown is married to Gladys Solomon, and is the father of three daughters and one son.