Milton Brown (politician)

Milton Brown ( born February 28, 1804 in Lebanon, Ohio, † May 15 1883 in Jackson, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1841 and 1847 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Milton Brown was born in Ohio and moved to Nashville later. After a subsequent law school and his admission to the bar he began in Paris (Tennessee ) to work in his new profession. He later moved to Jackson, where he served 1835-1841 as a judge at the Court of Chancery for the western part of Tennessee.

Politically, Brown was a member of the Whig Party, founded in 1835. In the congressional elections of 1840 he was in the twelfth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Wesley Crockett on March 4, 1841. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1847 three legislative periods. Since 1843 he represented there as a successor of Cave Johnson the eleventh district of his state after his previous constituency had been dissolved in 1842. In the first years of his time as a congressman until 1845, he experienced the violent quarrel with his party, President John Tyler. It was also discussed at that time about a possible annexation since 1836 the independent Republic of Mexico Texas. Its implementation resulted in March 1845 Mexican-American War, which marked the final term of Milton Brown in Congress.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Brown again practiced as a lawyer. He was a co-founder of Southwestern Baptist University and Lambuth College. In addition, Brown was active in the railroad business. Between 1854 and 1856 he was president of the Mississippi Central & Tennessee Railroad Co.; then he held the same function 1856-1871 in the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. Milton Brown died on 15 May 1883 in Jackson.