Fred H. Brown

Fred Herbert Brown ( born April 12, 1879 in Ossipee, New Hampshire; † February 3, 1955 in Somersworth, New Hampshire ) was an American politician (Democratic Party) and 1923-1925 Governor of New Hampshire. Between 1933 and 1939 he represented this state in the U.S. Senate.

Early years

Fred Brown attended the common schools and the Dow Academy. After that, he was from 1899 to 1900 student at Dartmouth College, before he studied at the Boston University law. In 1907 he was admitted to the bar. Then he began to work in Somersworth in this profession. At that time he was also active for a short time as a baseball player. From 1910 to 1914 he was attorney for the city of Somersworth.

In 1912, Brown was a delegate to a conference to revise the constitution of New Hampshire; 1914-1922 he served as mayor of Somersworth. At the same time, he was from 1914 to 1922 Attorney for New Hampshire.

Political career

In 1922, Brown was elected governor of his state. He was next to Governor Samuel D. Felker, who served from 1913 to 1915, the only Democrat who held this office 1875-1963. He joined his two-year tenure at January 4, 1923. During this period the state mental hospital has been improved and reduced the national debt. He benefited from the generally favorable economic development of those years. Nevertheless, he failed to be re-elected. Therefore he had to be handed over on January 1, 1925 his office to his Republican successor, John Gilbert Winant.

After his governorship, Brown was first again worked as a lawyer. Between 1925 and 1932 he was commissioner of the state government of New Hampshire for the Public Service (State Public Service Commissioner). In 1932, he benefited from the nationwide upswing of the Democrats who not only Franklin D. Roosevelt made ​​this year, the White House, but also many seats in Congress should have won and were able to choose some gubernatorial elections in different states for themselves. In this context, Fred Brown was elected to succeed George H. Moses as a Class 3 senator in Congress. There he represented his country between March 4, 1933 and January 3, 1939. In 1938, however, he was not re-elected. Therefore, he had to give up his seat to Charles W. Tobey.

Further CV

Between 1939 and 1940, Brown worked as head of the U.S. Court of Auditors ( Comptroller General ) to President Roosevelt. He was until 1941 a member of the U.S. Customs Commission. After he retired from politics. Fred Brown died in February 1955. He was married to Edna C. McHarg.