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Seth W. BROWN

(1841-1923)

BROWN, Seth W., a Representative from Ohio; born near Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, January 4, 1841; attended the public schools; during the Civil War served in Company H, Seventy-ninth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; engaged in the newspaper business; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Waynesville, Ohio; prosecuting attorney for Warren County 1880-1883; resumed the practice of law in Lebanon, Ohio; member of the State house of representatives 1883-1887; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1901); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1900; resumed the practice of law in Lebanon and Cincinnati, Ohio; writer on political and governmental subjects; died in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, February 24, 1923; interment in Miami Cemetery, Waynesville, Ohio.

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

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