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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) Elected to the 18th Legislature as a Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) Owen Brown elected to the legislature 'by a small majority" on March 8, 1882, p. 1, 3/9/1882. Galveston Daily News.
(4) 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.
(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, Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, Illustrated. Brown "appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Captain H.G. Bruce," p. 673. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 258. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Other Resources
  • International genealogical index lists Owen Brown - birth date 3/18/1823 in Elyton, Jefferson, Alabama; death date 12/8/1892. FamilySearch.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Owen Brown, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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