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Garry Eldridge BROWN

(1923-1998)

BROWN, Garry Eldridge, a Representative from Michigan; born in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, Mich., August 12, 1923; Kalamazoo College, B.A., 1951, and George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1954; admitted to the bar in 1954 and commenced practice in Kalamazoo, Mich.; commissioner of the United States District Court for the western district of Michigan, 1957-1962; delegate to the Michigan constitutional convention of 1961-1962; served two terms in the Michigan State senate, 1962-1966; minority floor leader and chairman of the Republican senate policy committee, served in the Twenty-fourth Infantry Division as second lieutenant in Japan; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death on August 27, 1998; interment in Schoolcraft, Michigan.

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

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