Brown studied at Chaffey State College, the University of California and California State University of Los Angeles.
Brown later returned to Tishomingo where he lived with his wife, Rhonda (Whittington), an instructor at Murray State College and a nurse practitioner at the Chickasaw Nation Family Practice Clinic. They have three sons, Jeff, Brandon and Bryant.
Brown taught as an adjunct instructor at Murray State College. He served as a member of the state executive committee of the Democratic Party of Oklahoma.
He served as a board member of the Tishomingo Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Tishomingo Planning Advisory Board. He served as member of the Ethnic Diversity Council for the city of Ada.
Brown also served on the Johnson County Industrial Authority and the Literacy Council of Johnston County.