Section of 14th Street now Ron Brown Way
US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and White House Chief of Staff Bill Daily will attend the ceremonial naming of 14th St., NW as Ron Brown Way, after the late Ronald H. Brown, former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and Secretary of Commerce. The block of 14th St. between Constitution Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave., NW will be named for Brown, 15 years after his death. Brown died in a plane crash in 1996. The street was named after legislation was put through by Brown's son, councilman at-large Michael A. Brown.