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Lathrop BROWN

(1883-1959)

BROWN, Lathrop, a Representative from New York; born in New York City February 26, 1883; was graduated from Groton School, Massachusetts, in 1900 and from Harvard University in 1903; engaged in the real estate business; served in Squadron A, National Guard of New York, for five years; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessfully contested the election of Frederick C. Hicks to the Sixty-fourth Congress; special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior from March 1917 to October 1918; served as a private in the Tank Corps during the First World War; joint secretary of President Wilson’s Industrial Conference in 1919; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920, 1924, and 1936; studied monetary theory at the Graduate School of Harvard University 1928-1932; moved to California in 1946 and settled on a cattle ranch; elected to the sheriff’s posse of Monterey County in 1947; member of committee to supervise Graduate School of Public Administration of Harvard University in 1954 and 1955; died in Fort Myers, Fla., November 28, 1959; cremated; ashes interred in Abbey of the Light, Manasota Memorial Park, Sarasota, Fla.

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

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