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William BROWN

(1779-1833)

BROWN, William, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Frederick County, Va., April 19, 1779; attended the common schools; moved with his father to Bourbon County, Ky., in 1784 and to Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky., about 1795; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; served as a colonel in the War of 1812; member of the State house of representatives; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); moved to Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., in 1832, where he died October 6, 1833.

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

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