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  • ID: I118740
  • Name: John Young BROWN
  • RELA: Spouse of 11th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Title: Gov.
  • Birth: 28 JUN 1835 in Claysville, Hardin Co., KY
  • Death: 11 JAN 1904 in Henderson, Henderson Co., KY
  • Event: Pic Gov. John Young Brown
  • Event: Elected BET 2 SEP 1891 AND 19 DEC 1895 Governor of Kentucky
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1859 AND 3 MAR 1861 U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1873 AND 3 MAR 1877 U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky
  • Occupation: Lawyer
  • Burial: Fernwood Cem., Henderson Co., KY
  • Note:
    BROWN, John Young, (nephew of Bryan Rust Young and William Singleton Young), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Claysville, Hardin County, Ky., June 28, 1835; was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1855; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Elizabethtown, Ky.; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861), but because he had not attained the age required by the Constitution he did not take his seat until the second session; member of the Douglas National Committee in 1860; elected to the Fortieth Congress, but his seat was declared vacant because of alleged disloyalty; elected to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1877); censured by the House of Representatives on February 4, 1875, for the use of unparliamentary language; resumed the practice of law in Louisville; Governor of Kentucky 1891-1895; returned to Louisville, where he practiced law until his death in Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., January 11, 1904; interment in Fernwood Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Thomas Dudley BROWN
    Mother: Elizabeth YOUNG

    Marriage 1 Lucie BARBEE
    • Married: 1857

    Marriage 2 Rebecca Hart DIXON b: 28 MAY 1839
    • Married: 3 SEP 1860
    1. Has No Children Archibald Dixon BROWN b: ABT 1863
    2. Has No Children John Young BROWN , Jr. b: ABT 1865
    3. Has No Children Virginia Singleton BROWN b: ABT JAN 1867
    4. Has No Children Evelyn Cabell BROWN b: ABT 1872
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