Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Northern Virginia, Cameron S. Brown is the sixth
generation of his family to reside in southwest Michigan. Prior to serving in both the Michigan
Senate and Michigan House of Representatives, Cameron was employed as Marketing Vice
President for a southwest Michigan healthcare products manufacturer. He has an MPA from
Western Michigan University, and a BA in History from the University of Missouri-KansasCity.
He also attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Among Cameron’s
most formative educational experiences was living in West Africa as a child and later attending
T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia the eventful year depicted in the Walt Disney
movie, Remember the Titans. Cameron was vice president of the senior class.
Since being term-limited from the Michigan Senate in 2010, Cameron has established his own
consulting business serving both private and public sectors. Cameron is a frequent keynote
speaker on a range of topics drawn from the treasure trove of American history, most notably
Abraham Lincoln. He has taught political science at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and
Michigan History at Glen Oaks Community College. He currently is a monthly guest columnist
with Michigan Gannett newspapers.
The former lawmaker is president of the Kalamazoo Abraham Lincoln Institute, a Michigan non-
profit corporation spearheading efforts to promote Kalamazoo’s unique Lincoln legacy. Having
more than a passing interest in Abraham Lincoln, Cameron is related to Joseph Sessford, ticket
taker at Ford's Theatre the night President Lincoln was assassinated.
Cameron is married to Helen Lukan. The couple resides in Kalamazoo. Their retreat is the family
farmhouse in Fawn River Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan built by Cameron’s great-great
grandparents. You can follow Cameron at HistoryFrontiers.blog.