Foster V. Brown

Foster Vincent Brown ( * December 24, 1852 in Sparta, White County, Tennessee; † March 26, 1937 in Chattanooga, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1897 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Foster Brown was the father of Congressman Joseph Edgar Brown ( 1880-1939 ). He attended the common schools and the Burritt College in Spencer. After a subsequent law degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon and its made ​​in 1873 admitted to the bar he began to work in his new profession from 1874 in Jasper. Politically, Brown was a member of the Republican Party. In the years 1884, 1896, 1900 and 1916 he was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions relevant. From 1886 to 1894 he served as a prosecutor in the fourth judicial district of Tennessee. In 1890 he moved to Chattanooga, where he worked as a lawyer.

In the congressional elections of 1894 he was in the third electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Henry C. Snodgrass on March 4, 1895. Since he resigned in 1896 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1897. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Brown again worked as a lawyer. Between 1910 and 1912 he was Attorney General of Puerto Rico. He then continued his legal activity continued in Chattanooga; there he is on 26 March 1937, died.