John Robert Brown

John Robert Brown

Birth
Snow Creek, Franklin County, Virginia, USA
Death 4 Aug 1927 (aged 85)
Henry County, Virginia, USA
Burial Martinsville, Martinsville City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 7773336 · View Source
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US Congressman. Elected as a Republican to represent Virginia's 5th District in the Fifty-fifth Congress, he served one term, from 1887 to 1889. Brown was born near Snow Creek, Virginia, and privately schooled in Franklin and Henry Counties. It is unknown if he ever studied law. During the Civil War he joined the Confederate Army as a private and served in Company D, Twenty-fourth Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers. In 1870 he went into the tobacco business with his father and in 1882 started his own tobacco company in Martinsville, Virginia. He was mayor of Martinsville from 1884 to 1888. Defeated for reelection in 1888 by Claude A. Swanson, Brown unsuccessfully contested the results and returned to Virginia. He died in Martinsville.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards



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  • Added: 17 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7773336
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Robert Brown (14 Jan 1842–4 Aug 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7773336, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Martinsville, Martinsville City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .