Title: Former Prime Minister (JUNE 2007-MAY 2011)
Date of Birth: 1951-02-20
Place of Birth
: Father: John Brown
(minister, Church of Scotland
Mother: Elizabeth "Bunty" Brown
(d. 19-Sep-2004, aged 86)
: Name: Sarah Brown
: Name: Jennifer Jane
(28 Dec 01- 08 Jan 02)
Children: Name: John (17 Nov 03)
: Name: James Fraser
(17 Jul 06)
: He waseducated at Kirkcaldy High School
and Edinburgh University
, where he gained First Class Honours and then a Doctorate.
Brown stepped down as PM 11 MAY 2010
Brown was appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 27 Jun 07.
He was appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer on 2 May 1997.
He was Rector of Edinburgh University and Chairman of the University Court between 1972 and 1975. From 1976 to 1980, Mr Brown lectured at Edinburgh University and then Caledonian University before taking up a post at Scottish TV (1980 - 1983).
After becoming an MP, Mr Brown was the Chair of the Labour Party Scottish Council. Before becoming Shadow Chancellor in 1992 he held two other senior posts on the Opposition front bench - Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary.
Mr Brown has had a number of works published including Maxton, The Politics of Nationalism and Devolution and Where There is Greed.
He has also edited a number of books including John Smith: Life and Soul of the Party and Values, Visions and Voices.