“Ron Brown embodied the values and the ideals, that sense of possibility, that is at the heart of the American story,” remarked Pres. Obama about Brown who served in the U.S. Army in Korea. Brown also was the first African American chairman of the Democratic National Committee and the first African American to become U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
In Jack Cashill's 2004 book "Ron Brown's Body: How One Man's Death Saved the Clinton Presidency and Hillary's Future," a plot unfolds of "sex, lies, corruption, and racial politics of the Clinton Administration as seen through the troubled career and even more troubling death of Ron Brown."
Cashill, an Emmy-award-winning writer with a Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue, investigates the life and times of Ron Brown. "...Brown was both exploiter and exploited, victimizer and ultimately victim, the classic 'man who knew too much.' "