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John Lewis BRENNER

(1832-1906)

BRENNER, John Lewis, a Representative from Ohio; born in Wayne Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, February 2, 1832; attended the common schools and Springfield (Ohio) Academy; engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1862, interested in the nursery business until 1872, and then engaged in the production of tobacco; moved to Dayton, Ohio, in 1866; member of the board of police commissioners 1885-1887; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1901); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1900; resumed his former occupation as a dealer in leaf tobacco; died in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, November 1, 1906; interment in Woodland Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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