Brown, Joseph Emerson

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Full name
Joseph Emerson Brown
Place of Birth
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Death Date Certainty
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Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Education
Yale
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Educator
Political Parties
Democratic
Republican
Government
US Senate
Governor
State legislature
State supreme court
State judge

Joseph Emerson Brown (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
BROWN, Joseph Emerson, a Senator from Georgia; born in the Pickens District of South Carolina April 15, 1821; moved to Georgia; attended Calhoun Academy in South Carolina; taught school; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1845 and later graduated from the Yale Law School; returned to Georgia and commenced practice in 1846; member, State senate 1849; judge of the superior court of the Blue Ridge circuit in 1855; Governor of Georgia 1855-1865, when he resigned; chief justice of the supreme court of Georgia 1865-1870, when he resigned and accepted the presidency of the Western Atlantic Railroad Co.; appointed and subsequently elected in 1880 as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John B. Gordon; reelected in 1885 and served from May 26, 1880, until March 3, 1891; not a candidate for reelection; died in Atlanta, Ga., November 30, 1894; interment in Oakland Cemetery.
"Brown, Joseph Emerson," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000936.
How to Cite This Page: "Brown, Joseph Emerson," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/5219.