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Arthur BROWN

(1843-1906)
Senate Years of Service:
1896-1897
Party:
Republican

BROWN, Arthur, a Senator from Utah; born near Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., March 8, 1843; attended the common schools and graduated from Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1862; pursued graduate work at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan in 1864; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Kalamazoo; moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1879; upon the admission of Utah as a State into the Union was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from January 22, 1896, until March 3, 1897; was not a candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law in Salt Lake City; shot in Washington, D.C. on December 8, 1906, by a woman who claimed to be the mother of his children, and died on December 12; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bibliography

Thatcher, Linda. “The ‘Gentile Polygamist’: Arthur Brown, Ex-Senator from Utah.” Utah Historical Quarterly 52 (Summer 1984): 231-45.

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

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