My Biography

Edward TJ Brown (aka Eddie Brown) was born in Tucson, Arizona on April 19th, 1979.


He grew up in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia) from 1982 - 1998.  During this time he also traveled to many different countries and had the opportunity to experience many different cultures, customs, traditions and beliefs.


He spent his sophomore and junior years at Alexander Dawson School (1996 - 1997) in Colorado.  It was in Colorado, that Brown became involved with Amnesty International, Student government, Mock Trial, the Colorado Progressive Coalition, Colorado Libertarian Party and Colorado PFLAG.


In 1998 he transferred to the Bahrain High School in Manama, Bahrain, where he obtained his high school diploma.    Brown commuted daily to Bahrain with a group of fellow students and, much like Dhahran, Brown had the opportunity to experience many different cultures, customs, traditions and beliefs.


After high school, Brown moved to Perham, Minnesota and later moved to the Fargo/Moorhead area where he attended classes at MSU-Moorhead (1999 - ) seeking a degree in history, political science and paralegal.


While attending classes, Brown was elected several times to the Student Senate.   He has recently started a Facebook club  for former (alumni) MSU-Moorhead Student Senators.  He was also active in the  MSUM Advocate, the MSUM College Democrats, MSUM Friends of Democracy, MSUM N.O.R.M.L, MSUM Safe Zone and an anti-racist initiative called, TOCAR.


Brown was an Independent candidate for Moorhead City mayor (2001) and co-founded, Friends of Democracy (1999 - 2004) with the late David Helfter.   


In 2003, Brown was initiated into the National Political Science Honor Society (Pi Sigma Alpha). 


In 2004, Brown obtained an undergraduate degree in History, with a minor in political science.


Brown returned to Perham, MN where he served on the ITOW Veterans Museum board and volunteered to run the museum's thrift store on weekends.   He wrote several letters to the editor to the local and regional newspaper, some of them were published.


During the 2020 Presidential Campaign, Brown volunteered (phone banking) to help elect Joe Biden and other Minnesota Democrats.


He is active in several Facebook groups, including the Ottertail County DFL, MN 7th Congressional District DFL, American Voters for Human Rights and the Prairie Equality Initiative.  For more information about Brown's beliefs and opinions, please check out this page.


His hobbies include Nonpartisan Civic Education, Election law, Photography, History and watching the latest News, Entertainment and Sports media.


Currently, Brown is living in a small town in Ottertail County, Minnesota.  You can send him an email or find him on social media.  You can also check out his Memorials webpage for family and friends that are no longer with us.