W.D. Brown

Washington Dorsey Brown

Full Name: Washington Dorsey Brown
Date of birth: January 3, 1877
Date of death: January 4, 1925

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 31 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Kaufman / Kaufman   Kaufman
H 31 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Kaufman / Kaufman   Kaufman

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House District 31
Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907
Legislatures: 29th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Kaufman / Kaufman
Counties in district: Kaufman
House District 31
Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905
Legislatures: 28th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Kaufman / Kaufman
Counties in district: Kaufman

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Other Resources

  • Obituary, "W. Dorsey Brown Dies at Kaufman," 1/5/1925, "W. Dorsey Brown, former legislator from Kaufman County," born 1/3/1877 in Owensboro, Kentucky. Dallas Morning News.
  • Census of 1900 - W. Dorsey Brown, Kaufman, Kaufman County, age 30, born February 1870 in Kentucky, attorney, boarder in household of Virginia H. Muckleroy.
    Census of 1910 - Dorsey W. Brown, Kaufman County, age 33, born circa 1877 in Kentucky, lawyer, spouse Marylou.
    Census of 1920 - Washington D. Brown, Kaufman, Kaufman County, age 43, born circa 1877 in Kentucky, farmer, spouse Mary Lou. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920
  • W. Dorsey Brown, birth date 1/3/1877 in Kentucky; death date 1/4/1925 in Kaufman, Kaufman County, Texas; lawyer; father Judge Eli Brown; mother Nancy Dorsey. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • W. Dorsey Brown, home address Kaufman, Kaufman County, birth date 7/3/1877, lawyer, nearest relative Mrs. Mary L.S. Brown, draft registration September 1918 in Kaufman County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • W. Dorsey Brown, birth date 1/3/1877 in Owensboro, Kentucky; death date 1/4/1925 in Kaufman Texas; burial in Kaufman Cemetery, Kaufman County. Includes cenotaph for Washington Dorsey Brown and Marshall S. Dorsey Brown, located in the Eli Brown Farm Cemetery in Bloomfield, Kentucky. Find a Grave.
  • "North Texas Flourishing: W. Dorsey Brown of Kaufman Says Agricultural Outlook Is Better Than in Many Years," San Antonio Express, 4/16/1911, p. 9, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "Brown, who is a prominent lawyer and former member of the legislature . . . " Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - W. Dorsey Brown, postoffice Kaufman, nativity Kentucky, no age listed, lawyer, 4 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. W.D. Brown, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.D. Brown, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

29th R.S. - 1905
Common Carriers  
Insurance (Chair) 
Military Affairs  
28th R.S. - 1903
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
State Asylums  

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