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Gus Brown Gus Tyre Brown
Full Name: Gus Tyre "Pinky" Brown, Jr.
Date of birth: December 2, 1923
Date of death: September 30, 2005

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 81-1 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 7, 1952 52nd (1)   Democrat Luling / Caldwell   Caldwell, Hays
(1) Brown resigned 1/7/1952. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Military Service Notes
  • Texas National Guard, Second Lieutenant, 36th Division; "While serving as an aerial engineer on a B-17 during World War II, his plane was shot down over Yugoslavia . . . He earned two Air Medals and the Purple Heart during his three and a half years of active duty." "Call to Armed Services Faces Dozen in Texas Legislature," 1/14/1951. Dallas Morning News.
  • United States Army Air Forces, Staff Sergeant, World War II. Gus Tyre "Pinkey" Brown. Find a Grave.
  • United States Army Air Forces, Staff Sergeant, World War II. Photo and transcript of Staff Sergeant Gus T. Brown's testimony on being shot down in the former Yugoslavia, "The Testimony of Staff Sergeant Gus T. Brown, first American Airman to meet General Mihailovich, before the Commission of Inquiry, New York, May 1946," posted 3/8/2009. General Draza Mihailovich: Unsung World War Two Hero.
  • Other Resources
  • Gus Tyre "Pinkey" Brown, birth date 12/2/1923, death date 9/30/2005, interment in Luling City Cemetery, Luling, Caldwell County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, 10/2/2005. San Antonio Express-News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Gus Brown, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 52nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    52nd R.S. - 1951
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Military and Veteran's Affairs  
    Oil, Gas and Mining  
    State Hospitals and Special Schools  

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