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George Houston Brown
Birth: Feb. 12, 1810
Death: Aug. 1, 1865

US Congressman. Elected as a Whig to represent New Jersey's 4th District in the US House of Representatives, he served from 1851 to 1853. Brown was born in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and graduated from Princeton College in 1828. After teaching at the Lawrenceville Academy from 1828 to 1830, he took a year of law studies at Yale and was a clerk in a Somerville law office until 1835, when he was admitted to the bar and set up his own practice. He served on the New Jersey State Council (1842 to 1845) and was a delegate to the 1844 State Constitutional Convention. Brown's single term in the US Congress was undistinguished and he declined to run for reelection in 1852, instead returning to his Somerville practice. From 1861 until his death he was an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. He died in Somerville. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Joanna C. Brown (1815 - 1869)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Houston Brown (1842 - 1912)*
  Rezeau Brown (1844 - 1870)*
  John G. Brown (1846 - 1893)*
  Churchill H. Brown (1849 - 1881)*
  George Houston Brown (1852 - 1908)*
  Isaac H. Brown (1854 - 1860)*
  Ida Brown Mehard (1859 - 1883)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Somerville Cemetery
Somerville
Somerset County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6710919
George Houston Brown
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