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Beriah Brown
Birth: Feb. 23, 1815
Canandaigua
Ontario County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 1900
Anaconda
Deer Lodge County
Montana, USA

Seattle Mayor. He served as mayor of Seattle, Washington from July 1878 to August 1879. Trained as an printer apprentice in a New York county newspaper, he worked briefly in the banking and mining industry before devoting his life to a career in publishing. Considered one of the best editors in the United States, he operated major newspapers in Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Salem, Oregon; San Francisco, California; Sacramento, California; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Niles, Michigan and Olympia and Kent, Washington. He served as clerk and recorder of Iowa County, Wisconsin and as chairman of the first board of regents at the University of Wisconsin. In 1857 he ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat for a seat in the United States Congress, before moving to the West Coast in 1862. Arriving in Seattle in 1870, he served as chief clerk of the Washington legislative council, clerk of the United States Territorial District Court and as president and chairman of the University of Washington board of regents. (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jennie McHugh Brown (1828 - 1893)*
 
 Children:
  Edwin Hunter Brown (____ - 1900)*
  James Hawthorne Brown (____ - 1939)*
  Ashmun Norris Brown (____ - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lake View Cemetery
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Aug 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29397330
Beriah Brown
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
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Beriah Brown
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
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