Corrine Brown

Born:November 11, 1946 (age 77)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2017
Florida House of Representatives, 1985-1992
Education:B.S., Florida A&M University
M.A., University of Florida

Corrine Brown represented Florida's 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives from 1993-2013, and after redistricting, represented the 5th District from 2013-2017.

Brown was born November 11, 1946, in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 1969 with a bachelor's degree, and completed her master's (1971) and education specialist (1974) degrees from the University of Florida. Brown has served on faculty at Florida Community College at Jacksonville, the University of Florida and Edward Waters College.

Prior to serving in Washington, Brown served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 17th District.

On May 11, 2017, Brown was convicted on 18 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, tax crimes and hiding income. She was sentenced to five years in prison on December 4, 2017, and reported to prison on January 29, 2018. After her conviction was overturned on appeal she was ordered to be retried, but she pleaded guilty to avoid a second trial and was sentenced to the time that she had already served.

In 2022, Brown ran for the U.S. House seat held by Val Demings, who was running for the U.S. Senate, but lost in the primary.

For information on Brown's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on

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United States Department of Justice. 2022. Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown Pleads Guilty To Corrupt Obstruction Of The Administration Of The Internal Revenue Laws. Retrieved on Aug. 24, 2022 from