The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) mourns the passing of its founder and chairman emeritus, Dr. David Brown, who died March 2 at the age of 95.
Statement from OCPA President Larry Parman:
“Through his establishment of the Oklahoma Public Affairs Council in 1993, Dr. David Brown created a public political voice for Oklahomans who believe that prosperity and personal well-being are best achieved through policies that encourage limited government, free markets, individual initiative, and personal responsibility. Dr. Brown has always referred to these principles as True North. They remain the foundation of OCPA’s beliefs. Dr. Brown’s recent passing leaves an inspiring legacy We mourn the loss of this OCPA architect. We honor the vision he expressed through OCPA, his commitment to the principles of True North and his unwavering loyalty to OCPA. We offer our condolences to the family of Dr. Brown. We hope that God extends his healing hand and touches their hearts. Dr. Brown, your True North plan is solid. Your directors and staff are committed to ensuring that it continues.
Statement from OCPA President Jonathan Small:
“It is impossible to overstate the centrality of Dr. David Brown and Ann Brown to the Oklahoma Public Affairs Council. Dr. and Mrs. Brown designed the organization, founded it, built it, and supported it financially until it was able to survive on its own. Today, the OCPA is a thriving and influential political organization, and our best days are ahead of us. It simply wouldn’t have happened without Dr. David Brown.
Learn more about the creation of the OCPA by Dr. Brown here. Read Dr. Brown’s obituary here.