A Tribute To My HUSBAND
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ERNEST CALDWELL BROWNE, Jr.



 A World War II pilot, Ernest trained at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama. He was an honored statesman, a civic leader who  served on Detroit’s City Council from 1970 to 1977. He would later run for Mayor of Detroit to unseat Coleman Young, which was featured in Time Magazine. Though defeated, He became Vice President of Michigan National Banks.

Ernest, served as President of the Michigan Municipal League, Regional Director of the National Black Caucus, Greater Lansing Urban League, President of the Lansing Chamber of Commerce,  chaired the Whitney M. Young Service Awards and was Trustee of Starr Commonwealth for Boys. He served on the Board of Directors at Sparrow Hospital and Mason General Hospital.  His greatest joy was being Scout Master to two troops where he earned the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope Awards.

Ernest founded the Black Historic Sites Committee,  and along with five other distinguished veterans founded the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum to honor the contributions of Blacks in World War II.

He was a member of Omega Psi Phi, a 33 Degree Mason-United Supreme Council, Man of the Year, Statesman of the Year, Tuskegee Airman, AME, and my beloved husband.

Rest in Peace......