WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — Former Westminster Mayor and Carroll County Commissioner W. Benjamin Brown has died. He was 66.

Brown, of Hanover, Pa., died Saturday at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore following a heart attack, according to the Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel.

Brown worked as a social worker and owned a Westminster candy store. He was elected mayor of Westminster in 1989 and served on the Carroll County Board of Commissioners from 1994 until 1998, when he retired to pursue personal interests, including authoring a novel.

Former Westminster councilwoman Suzanne Albert remembers Brown as approachable and caring and says he was “dedicated to serving in a way that would be helpful to everyone.”

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. pigeon says:

    And this is just hitting the news? HELLO! This well known, loved and respected gentleman passed away 4 days ago!
    RIP sir.

    1. Jonathan Chiles says:

      If it was in the city of Baltimore, it would be on here within the hour. LOL Don’t you know, it is the city first, then the state of Maryland news.

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