U.S. Sen. Hank Brown

US Senator Hank Brown

The co-sponsor, along with Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, of the Electronic FOIA, Sen. Hank Brown, R-Colo., was the principal Republican legislator identified with preserving the rights to freedom of information, which he championed throughout his 10-year career in the House and one Senate term.

Brown was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which had jurisdiction over EFOIA, an amendment to the Freedom of Information Act that reflected the reality of modern electronic recordkeeping.

Brown is currently senior counsel in the Denver office of the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. His prior work includes serving as president of the University of Colorado and president and CEO of the Daniels Fund.

Charter member of the Hall of Fame.

Updated April 2009.