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Robert M. Brown Robert M. Brown
Full Name: Robert M. "Sunny Jim" Brown, Jr.
Date of birth: 1846
Date of death: May 8, 1917

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 52 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Wharton / Wharton   Lavaca, Wharton
H 52 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (1)   Democrat Wharton / Wharton   Lavaca, Wharton
(1) "Hon. R.M. Brown of Wharton, candidate for flotorial representative" requested "his name placed on the democratic ticket for the primary on July 28." "Halletsville News: Meeting of the Democratic Executive Committee Was Held," 4/26/1906, p. 12. Houston Post.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 35th Legislature, 1st C.S., 5/11/1917, p. 258. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company E, 2nd Virginia Calvary. R.M. Brown, Jr., Pension File No. 22600, application date 9/13/1913, birth year estimated 1845, birthplace Athens, Amhens, Virginia, age 68. Texas, Confederate Pension Applications, 1899-1975. Ancestry.com.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "'Sunny Jim' Brown Dead at Wharton," 5/11/1917, p. 12, "Judge R.M. Brown, known in the legislature as 'Sunny Jim,' died in a local hospital Wednesday night (5/8/1917)." Houston Post.
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - R.M. Brown, postoffice Wharton, nativity Virginia, age 59 (born circa 1846), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Robert M. Brown,29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert M. Brown,30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 29th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    30th R.S. - 1907
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Federal Relations  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Common Carriers  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Game and Fisheries  

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