John Y. Brown, Jr.

Kentucky Fried Chicken
Governor John Y Brown, Jr. and a group of investors purchased Kentucky Fried Chicken from its founder, Colonel Harland Sanders, for $2 million in 1964. Brown grew Kentucky Fried Chicken from 600 to 3,500 franchises. Harvard Business School recognized Governor Brown was one of 100 selected for their business leadership that helped shape the ways that people live, work, and interact.


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First Southern National Bank
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
University of the Cumberlands