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James W. BROWN

(1844-1909)

BROWN, James W., (son-in-law of Thomas Marshall Howe), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., July 14, 1844; attended the common schools of Allegheny County and also private schools; became interested in the iron and steel industry and served as vice president of the Crucible Steel Co.; also engaged in banking and was trustee of the Dollar Savings Bank; elected as an Independent Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1904; resumed his former business pursuits and served as president of the Colonial Steel Co.; died at Point Mouille, Mich., on October 23, 1909; interment in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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

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