Frank Brown (governor)

Frank Brown ( born August 8, 1846 Carroll County, Maryland, † February 3, 1920 in Baltimore, Maryland ) was an American politician (Democratic Party) and 1892-1896 Governor of Maryland.

Early years and political rise

Frank Brown attended the local schools of his home and was politically active since 1876. Between 1876 and 1878 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Maryland. From 1880 to 1892 he was president of the Agricultural and Mechanical Society of Maryland (Maryland Agricultural and Mechanical Society). Between 1886 and 1892 he was also still head of the Post Office ( Postmaster ) in Baltimore and he was a member of the organizing committee of Maryland for the Universal Exhibition of 1893 in Chicago. On November 3, 1891, he was elected governor of his state.

Governor of Maryland

Frank Brown began his four -year term on 13 January 1892. During his reign he had to deal with a strike of miners in Frostburg. In 1893, was extended for an amendment to the Constitution, the Court in Baltimore to another judgeship. Child labor was prohibited and the Baltimore College a dental department was created.

Further CV

Brown's term ended on January 8, 1896. Thereafter, he was still as campaign manager for some mayoral active. In 1904 he was one of the democratic electors at the unsuccessful party for the presidential elections. At that time the Republican Theodore Roosevelt was elected to a second term. After that, Frank Brown moved back to his private life. He died on February 3, 1920., With his wife Mary Ridgely Preston had two children.