Charles Walton deVere Brown, JP, MP
Late Cabinet Minister, Bermuda
Charles Walton DeVere Brown was a political scientist, politician, social commentator, and former Cabinet Minister in Bermuda
Early life and education
Charles Walton DeVere Brown was born on 3 September 1960 in Bermuda to Barbara Brown and the late Charles Walton DeVere Brown Sr. He was an alumnus of West Pembroke School, The Berkeley Institute and Bermuda College. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Political Studies from Queen's University and his Master’s Degree in Political Science from York University, both in Canada.
Brown was a political scientist and well-known social commentator and analyst. He taught politics and history for 12 years at Bermuda College and later entered the private sector full time as founder and president of Research Innovations.
In the 2007 General Election, Brown carried the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) banner in the historical United Bermuda Party (UBP) stronghold, Pembroke West. In 2012, MP Brown was successfully elected to Parliament as the representative for Pembroke Central. He was re-elected in 2017 and appointed to Premier Burt’s first Cabinet as Minister of Home Affairs and later as Minister for the Cabinet Office.
As a Member of Parliament, he was a vocal proponent for comprehensive and collaborative immigration reform. He has served as Minister of Home Affairs and Minister for the Cabinet Office.
He authored many academic papers and published extensively in academic and mainstream media; he has also made numerous presentations at conferences throughout Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean. Brown was the author of "Bermuda and the Struggle for Reform: Race, Politics and Ideology, 1944-1998" which won the National Literary Award for Nonfiction in 2013.
Brown was the father of Jarrod, Taryq and Dominic.
Brown died on 8 October 2019 in Bermuda. He was 59. His funeral was held at The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on Friday, 18 October 2019, followed by internment at St John’s, Pembroke, Mr Brown’s home parish.