George Houston Brown

George Houston Brown

Politician + Congressman + Lawyer
Born Feb 12, 1810

George Houston Brown was an American Whig Party politician, who represented in the United States House of Representatives from 1851 to 1853.

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1810 Birth Brown was born in Lawrenceville, New Jersey on February 12, 1810.


1828 18 Years Old 1 More Event
He attended the common schools and Lawrenceville Academy and graduated from Princeton College in 1828.


1835 25 Years Old He studied law at Yale College for one year and also in a law office in Somerville, New Jersey, was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Somerville.


1842 32 Years Old He was a member of the New Jersey Legislative Council from 1842–1845, and was a delegate to the New Jersey constitutional convention in 1844. Brown was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1851 to March 3, 1853, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1852.


1861 51 Years Old After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law. He was associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1861 until his death in Somerville, New Jersey on August 1, 1865, where he was interred in the Somerville Old Cemetery.
1865 56 Years Old Died on August 1, 1865.
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