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 Joseph Mackey Brown

Joseph Mackey Brown

Birth
Canton, Cherokee County, Georgia, USA
Death 3 Mar 1932 (aged 80)
Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Plot Block 99, Lot 3 & 4 Space 18
Memorial ID 9658 · View Source
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Georgia Governor. Born in Canton, Georgia, he graduated from Oglethorpe University in 1872 and attended Harvard Law School, but never finished due to health reasons. He worked as an executive for the Western and Atlantic Railroad for more than 20 years and was appointed to serve on the Georgia Railroad Commission in 1904. In 1908, he was elected as a Democratic the 59th Georgia Governor and served until 1913. During his tenure, prohibition laws were imposed, the Georgia Railroad Commission's regulatory authority was diminished, taxes were reduced and the power of labor unions was restricted. He was also the son of Georgia's Civil War Governor, Joseph E. Brown. He died at age 80 in Marietta, Georgia.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 3 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9658
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Mackey Brown (23 Dec 1851–3 Mar 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9658, citing Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .