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Webster Everett BROWN

(1851-1929)

BROWN, Webster Everett, a Representative from Wisconsin; born near Peterboro village, Madison County, N.Y., July 16, 1851; moved with his parents to Wisconsin in 1857; resided for a time in Newport, Columbia County, and then in Hull and Stockton, Portage County; attended the common schools; completed a preparatory course at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis., and later, in 1870, a business course at the Spencerian Business College, Milwaukee, Wis.; was graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1874; engaged in the logging and lumber business at Stevens Point, Wis., in 1875; moved to Rhinelander, Oneida County, Wis., in 1882 and continued in the logging and lumber business; also engaged in manufacture of paper; mayor of Rhinelander in 1894 and 1895; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1907); chairman, Committee on Mines and Mining (Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1906; resumed his former business and manufacturing pursuits in Rhinelander, Wis.; died in Chicago, Ill., while on a visit for medical treatment, December 14, 1929; interment in Forest Home Cemetery, Rhinelander, Wis.

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

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