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 Charles Brown

Charles Brown

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 4 Sep 1883 (aged 85)
Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section S, Lot 28 South 1/2
Memorial ID 21664 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Moving as a child to Bridgeton, New Jersey, he later served as an officer in the New Jersey State Militia, (1817-19), was clerk of Dover Township, in 1819 and taught school at Dividing Creek, (1820-21). Moving to Pennsylvania, in 1823, he engaged in the cordwood business, was director of the Philadelphia public schools in 1828 and a member of the Philadelphia City Council, (1830-31). He was also served in the New Jersey State House of Representatives, (1830-33) and served in the New Jersey State Senate, (1838-41). In 1841, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress, serving until 1843. Not candidate for reelection, he was on the Pennsylvania board of commissioners, Northern Liberties Township, in 1843. In 1847, he was again elected as a Republican to the Thirtieth Congress, serving until 1849. After his term, he was a member of the board of inspectors of the Eastern State Penitentiary, (1851-53), a collector of customs at the Port of Philadelphia, (1853-57) and a member of the board of guardians of the poor of Philadelphia in 1860. He was town commissioner of Dover, (1864-65) and president of the board of trustees of the Dover public schools, (1871-78). He then engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death at age 85 and Pennsylvania Governor Francis R. Shunk, was his father-in-law.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 21664
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Brown (23 Sep 1797–4 Sep 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21664, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .