Claude Brown, Sr.
May 7, 1937 – January 27, 2023
St. Louis City NAACP announced today that Claude Brown, Sr. a past President of the City NAACP and a recently elected member of the City NAACP’s Executive Committee, has passed away.
Claude Brown, Sr. was committed to St. Louis — he served as the Director of City of Saint Louis’s Operation Impact Housing Development Program and trained the first Tenant Affairs Board. Was elected to the Saint Louis Community College Board and served as its Chair. He Co-Chaired the Saint Louis City-County Board of Freeholders and also served as the Director of Corporate and Strategic Initiatives for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
He served on the Committee for the Implementation of Desegregation of Saint Louis Public Schools, Co Chair Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Festival Parade, and served as Vice- Chair of the Metropolitan Sewer District Board (MSD). He formed a PAC called Dignity and Decency in Politics to help elect Progressive Candidates and served as President of Saint Louis City NAACP. He was a consultant for several significant developments in the City, including Cortex.
Adolphus M. Pruitt, II, President of the City NAACP and Chairman of the Executive Committee, stated, ! We will be forever grateful too Claude for his dedication and service to the City NAACP. It has been a privilege for me and the other Board members to work alongside Claude. He will be greatly missed. The NAACP family offers our thoughts, prayers and support to the entire Brown family at this time.”
President Pruitt added: “He was a tremendous leader, on the international level he was tagged by the U.S. State Department to serve as monitor to oversee the ‘first ever free and fair’ election in South Africa that resulted in the election of President Nelson Mandela —- On the national level, Claude has served on President”s Committee on Vocational Education; National Institute of Education, and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.”
St. Louis City NAACP
Adolphus M. Pruitt, II, President
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