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William Gay BROWN, Jr.

(1856-1916)

BROWN, William Gay, Jr., (son of William Gay Brown [1800-1865]), a Representative from West Virginia; born in Kingwood, Preston County, Va. (now West Virginia), April 7, 1856; attended the common schools; was graduated from the University of West Virginia at Morgantown in 1877; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice in Preston County, W.Va.; also engaged in banking; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1911, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 9, 1916; interment in Kingwood Cemetery, Kingwood, W.Va.

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

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