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William John Brown
Birth: Aug. 15, 1805
Mason County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1857
Marion County
Indiana, USA

US Congressman. Born in Washington, Kentucky, he moved with his parents to Ohio in 1808, then relocated to Indiana, in 1821. There he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced the practice law in Rushville, Indiana. He was a prosecuting attorney (1831-35), Secretary of State of Indiana (1836-40) and a member of the Indiana State House of Representatives, (1829-32, 1841-43). In 1843, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress, serving till 1845, when appointed Second Assistant Postmaster General by President Polk, serving (1845-49). He was again elected to the Thirty-first Congress, serving (1849-51). An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he was chief editor of the Indianapolis Sentinel (1850-55), plus as special agent of the Post Office Department for Indiana and Illinois, from 1853 until his death near Indianapolis, Indiana. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  George Brown (1766 - 1825)
  Hannah John Brown (1783 - 1869)
  Susan Thompkins Brown (1807 - 1888)
  Austin Haymond Brown (1828 - 1903)*
  Mary Ann Brown Browning (1829 - 1905)*
  George Brown (1835 - 1913)*
  Hannah Brown Palmer (1838 - 1871)*
  Howard Brown (1840 - 1863)*
  William J Brown (1844 - 1877)*
  Susannah Conrad Brown Tingley (1789 - 1872)**
  Elizabeth Brown Donham (1792 - 1878)**
  Sarah Brown Bunner (1798 - 1829)**
  Annie B Brown Elstun (1800 - 1885)**
  William John Brown (1805 - 1857)
  Ryland Thomas Brown (1807 - 1890)*
  George Whitfield Brown (1811 - 1858)*
  Joseph Franklin Brown (1820 - 1905)*
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Crown Hill Cemetery
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec: 5, Lot: 55
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 14, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7183888
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- John P. Birosak
 Added: Oct. 17, 2012
Thank you for your service to the nation - Nephew of wife of 5th Great Grand Uncle.
- Denny Roach
 Added: Feb. 12, 2012
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