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U.S. Science Advocate George Brown Dies

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Science  23 Jul 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5427, pp. 509
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5427.509b

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Scientists have lost one of their leading advocates in Congress. Representative George E. Brown Jr. (D-CA), the oldest member of the House of Representatives and a leader of its Science Committee, died 15 July of an infection following open heart surgery. The physicist-turned-politician was 79.