Jack Brown, a self-proclaimed “Clute boy” was a graduate of the very first class of the then NEW Brazoswood High School, in 1971, where Brown and his classmates set a high standard of success for all Buccaneers that would follow. As a junior, in the spring of 1970, Jack earned the school’s first Varsity District Championship on record in pole vaulting. Later that fall, in Brazoswood’s very first season of varsity football, Brown and his fellow Buccaneers, with a perfect record in district play, won the school’s very first District Championship.
A few years after graduation, Jack Brown began his 32-year career with the Dow Chemical Company, here in Freeport, and married, as he affectionately calls her, “the lovely Tonia Brown.”
During Brown’s career at Dow Chemical, he was involved with the Pipefitters Union and in 1990, became the Business Manager for the Local 360 Union. Later that same year, Brown was elected to serve as the President of the Metal Trades Council and went on in 1992 to be selected as the President of the Tidelands Central Labor Council. During this time of service, Jack honed his negotiating skills through contract discussions that brought about significant changes for union workers within Dow Chemical.
In 2001, while working for Dow, Brown was awarded the Community Service Award from the State of Texas and Dow Chemical Company’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Award. This prestigious recognition is given yearly to individuals or groups who, through their efforts to improve race relations and the quality of life in our communities as well as in our corporations, have helped to keep Dr. King's famous "dream" of racial harmony and equality alive for a new generation of Americans.
In 2004, Jack Brown retired from Dow Chemical and put on his robe – his judge’s robe - after being elected as the Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1, Place 1, serving four years, from 2005-2008 and returning to service as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1, Place 1, again this past January.
Jack Brown has received numerous awards for his outstanding service to our community such as:
- The 2008 ActionS, Inc. Outstanding Volunteer Service Award
- 2008’s Justice of the Peace of the Year by Brazoria County Constables
- The Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2008 Man of the Year Award
- And in 2012, the Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador of the Year Award
As Judge Brown, - Jack has dedicated his time, his heart and his “Clute boy” wisdom to help others. Numerous parents and students alike have listened and heeded Judge Brown’s wise words, “Your future is up to you. You will be where your decisions take you. Choose carefully.”
Jack Alan Brown was selected as a Brazoswood High School’s 2013 Wall of Fame honoree because of the careful decisions that he has made in his life – to serve those around you.