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John Brewer BROWN

(1836-1898)

BROWN, John Brewer, a Representative from Maryland; born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 13, 1836; attended Centerville (Maryland) Academy and Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and practiced in Centerville, Queen Annes County, Md.; member of the State house of delegates in 1870; served in the State senate 1888-1892; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Page and served from November 8, 1892, to March 3, 1893; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1892; resumed the practice of law; died in Centerville May 16, 1898; interment in Chesterfield Cemetery.

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

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