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 James Sproat Brown

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James Sproat Brown

  • Birth 1 Feb 1824 Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
  • Death 15 Apr 1878 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Memorial ID 8477656

U.S. Congressman. Moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1840, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced to practice law in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was prosecuting attorney for Milwaukee County in 1846, Attorney General of Wisconsin, (1848-49) and Mayor of Milwaukee, in 1861. In 1863, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving until 1865. Defeated for reelection, he moved to Europe, for health reasons. Returning to the United States, in 1873, he practiced law until his death at age 54.

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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 6 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8477656
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Sproat Brown (1 Feb 1824–15 Apr 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8477656, citing Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .