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Edward Brown

Ed. Brown
Full Name: Edward "Ed" Brown
Birth date: 1840
Death date: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service

  • House, 14th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
(1) Republican. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . . 1874.
(2) Brown of Harrison in committee appointments, 1/19/1874, pp. 18-20. House Journal .
(3) Marshall, Harrison County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Harrison County "continued to support a Republican delegation to the state legislature" in 1873: Webster Flanagan to the State Senate, Shack Roberts ("black leader from Harrison County") and Ed Brown ("Negro from Rusk County, as a representative of the two county district") to the House, p. 310. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880 1983.
  • Edward (Ed) Brown, portrait and biographical sketch. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas 2002.
  • BROWN, ED (ca. 1840-?), "carpenter who apparently lived in Rusk County." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Ed Brown in 14th Legislature, p. vi. Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants 1970.
  • Ed. Brown. Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants: a History of the Negro in Texas Politics from Reconstruction to Disfranchisement 1935.
  • Mentioned in Chapter VI, "Black Belt Politics." The Negro in Texas, 1874-1900 1971.
  • Biographical sketch, Edmund Brown, p. 43. Birth year 1840, Appendix D. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898 2016.

Committee Information

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