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Norris BROWN

(1863-1960)
Senate Years of Service:
1907-1913
Party:
Republican

BROWN, Norris, a Senator from Nebraska; born in Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa, May 2, 1863; attended the common schools; graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1883; admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa; moved to Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebr., in 1888, and continued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of Buffalo County 1892-1896; deputy attorney general of Nebraska 1900-1904; attorney general of Nebraska 1904-1906; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1907, to March 3, 1913; unsuccessful candidate for renomination 1912; chairman, Committee on Patents (Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses); resumed the practice of law in Omaha, Nebr., 1913-1942; retired and moved to Seattle, Wash., where he died January 5, 1960; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, Nebr.

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