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U.S. Postmaster-General Aaron V. Brown dies in office in Washington, DC

Aaron V. Brown, detail
03/08/1859
Aaron Venable Brown of Tennessee, the sitting United States Postmaster-General in the Buchanan Cabinet, died on this day in Washington, DC. He was a former Governor of Tennessee, law partner of James K. Polk, and had been appointed to the Cabinet in 1852 as reward for his years of loyal Democratic service. He was 63 years old at the time of his death. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Death of Postmaster-General Brown," New York Times, March 9, 1859, p. 4.

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