John Morehead Brower (1845 - 1913)

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Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States
Occupation: US Congressman
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About John Morehead Brower

US Congressman. He was a member of the North Carolina state legislature from 1876 to 1878. He was elected as a United States Representative from North Carolina in 1887, serving until 1891

Brower was born in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina on July 19, 1845, but soon moved to Surry County with his parents, who settled in Mount Airy in 1845. He was educated by private tutors and attended the Mount Airy Male Academy and engaged in agricultural pursuits, the raising and processing of tobacco, and mercantile pursuits.

Brower was delegate to all Republican State conventions from 1872 to 1896 and a member of the State senate 1876-1878. He was elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891), where he was chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Fifty-first Congress). Then he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress, but then became a member of the State house of representatives in 1896-1898, later resuming his former agricultural and business pursuits.

Brower moved to Oklahoma and settled in Boswell, Choctaw County, in 1907 and engaged in the manufacture of lumber, agricultural pursuits, and stock raising. He died in Paris, Lamar County, Texas, August 5, 1913 and was interred in Oakdale Cemetery, Mount Airy, North Carolina.

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John M. Brower, US Congress's Timeline

July 19, 1845
Virginia, United States
August 5, 1913
Age 68
Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States
Oakdale Cemetery Mount Airy Surry County North Carolina