Owen Brown

Owen Brown

Full Name: Owen Brown
Date of birth: March 18, 1823
Date of death: December 8, 1892

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 36 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Cleburne / Johnson   Johnson
H 55 Apr 6, 1882 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Cleburne / Johnson   Johnson

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) Elected to the 18th Legislature as a Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
(3) Newly elected members were sworn on April 6, 1882, including: "Owen Brown, Hal Geiger, Seth Stewart and T. P. Rodrigues [sic]." "Special session of the Seventeenth Legislature," p. 1, 4/7/1882. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Owen Brown elected to the legislature 'by a small majority" on March 8, 1882, p. 1, 3/9/1882. Galveston Daily News.
(5) Assumed democrat based on party affiliation in other sessions, service in Confederate Army, attendance at party conventions, or information included in biographical sketches. Legislative Reference Library.
(6) Owen Brown, sworn 4/6/1882, succeeded Horatio G. Bruce, died 1/11/1882. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Owen Brown. Born 1823 in Alabama, settled in Johnson County, Texas, in fall 1871. Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892, pp. 672-673, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society. Brown "in 1881 was appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Captain H.G. Bruce, as Representative in the State Legislature, serving in the called session of the Seventeenth Legislature. He was then elected County Representative, and served both in the regular and called sessions of the Eighteenth Legislature . . . " Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, p. 258. Born 3/18/1823 in Jefferson County, Alabama. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Owen Brown, birth date 3/18/1823, death date 12/8/1892, burial in Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Coleman County. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. Owen Brown, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Agricultural Affairs  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Stock and Stockraising  
17th R.S. - 1881
Constitutional Amendments  
County Governments and County Finances  
Memorial for Hon. H.G. Bruce of Johnson County  
State Affairs  

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