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Col. (USA), William Wallace Brown, US Rep, PA

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Birthplace: Summer Hill, Cayuga County, NY, United States
Death: November 04, 1926 (90)
Bradford, McKean County, PA, United States
Place of Burial: Alfred Station, Allegany County, NY, United States
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About Col. (USA), William Wallace Brown, US Rep, PA

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Alfred University New York, in 1861 and served in the Civil War, first with the 23rd New York Volunteers, Union Army, then transferred to the 1st Pennsylvania Rifles. After the war, he was recorder of deeds of McKean County, New York and its superintendent of schools in 1866. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1866, practiced law and was elected district attorney of McKean County. Moving to Corry, Pennsylvania, in 1869, he was Corry City Attorney, a member of the Corry City Counsel and a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, (1872-76). He was also associated with the National Guard of Pennsylvania as a Lieutenant Colonel and Governor Hartranft appointed him aide-de-camp in 1876. In 1883, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses, serving until 1887. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he was city solicitor of Bradford, Pennsylvania, (1892-97), auditor for the War Department, (1897-99) and auditor for the Navy Department, (1899-1907). In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed him Assistant Attorney General, in charge of defense of Spanish treaty claims, serving until 1910. Leaving politics, he resumed the practice of law for a while and then lived in retirement until his death at age 90.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Sep 16 2019, 13:41:49 UTC

William Wallace Brown (April 22, 1836 – November 4, 1926) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

William W. Brown was born in Summerhill, New York. He moved with his parents to Elk County, Pennsylvania, in 1838. He attended the common schools and Smethport Academy. He graduated from Alfred University in Allegany County, New York, in 1861. He enlisted in the Twenty-third New York Volunteers in 1861, and transferred to the First Pennsylvania Rifles on December 18, 1861.

Brown was appointed recorder of deeds of McKean County, Pennsylvania, in 1864 and its superintendent of schools in 1866. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1866 and practiced. He was elected district attorney of McKean County the same year. In 1869 he moved to Corry, Pennsylvania, where he served three years as city attorney and two years in the city council. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1872 to 1876. He was appointed aide-de-camp to Governor John F. Hartranft in 1876 and was associated with the Pennsylvania National Guard. In 1878 he moved to Bradford, Pennsylvania, and continued the practice of law.

Brown was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886. He resumed the practice of law, and served as city solicitor of Bradford from 1892 to 1897. He worked as auditor for the War Department from 1897 to 1899 and auditor for the Navy Department from 1899 to 1907. He was appointed Assistant Attorney General by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907, and served until 1910. He was in charge of defense of Spanish treaty claims. He resumed the practice of law in Bradford where he died 1926. He was interred in Alfred Cemetery in Alfred, New York. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wallace_Brown


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Col. (USA), William Wallace Brown, US Rep, PA's Timeline

1836
April 22, 1836
Summer Hill, Cayuga County, NY, United States
1926
November 4, 1926
Age 90
Bradford, McKean County, PA, United States
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Alfred Station, Allegany County, NY, United States