Senator Terry Brown has died. He was 64.
Brown died Thursday evening at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, according to Representative Gary Chism.
The senator, who had been battling cancer since October 2013, had been in the hospital’s intensive care unit for over a week, Chism said.
Brown, who ran unsuccessfuly for lieutenant governor in 1999, was elected President Pro Tempore of the Senate in 2012. In that capacity, he served as presiding officer of the 52-member chamber when the lieutenant governor was away. Brown had served in the senate since 2003. He also served as a representative from 1988 to 2000.
A lifelong resident of Columbus, he represented the 17th District, which is located entirely within Lowndes County.
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