William Gay Brown, Jr

William Gay Brown, Jr

Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia, USA
Death 9 Mar 1916 (aged 59)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia, USA
Plot Brown Family Plot
Memorial ID 7781997 · View Source
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US Congressman. Elected as a Democrat to represent West Virginia's 2nd District in the US House of Representatives, he served from 1911 until his death in office. The son of US Congressman William Gay Brown, he was born in Kingwood, West Virginia in Preston County (then part of Virginia), and graduated from the University of West Virginia at Morgantown in 1877. He was admitted to the bar that same year and set up a law practice in his home county, which he would maintain for the rest of his life. He was also active in banking. Brown died suddenly in Washington DC and Republican George M. Bowers was elected to complete his third term.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Gay Brown, Jr (7 Apr 1856–9 Mar 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7781997, citing Maplewood Cemetery, Kingwood, Preston County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .