Early life and career
Norris Brown, only son of William Henry Harrison and Eliza Ann Phelps Brown was educated first at the Iowa Jefferson Academy and later at the University of Iowa, where he in 1883 obtained his law degree.
From 1884 to 1888 Brown practiced law in Perry (Iowa ) before he moved to Kearney in Nebraska in 1888. Here he was appointed in 1892 to the District Attorney of Buffalo County, a function that Brown held until 1896. In 1900, Brown's appointment as Deputy Attorney General of Nebraska, and in 1904 was promoted to Attorney General.
1906 Brown ran successfully for the Republican for a seat in the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1907 until March 3, 1913 In this time -. 1909-1913 - Brown, among others, led the Senate Committee on patent law. A re-election in 1913 was unsuccessful.
After retiring from the Senate, Brown settled in Omaha down, and became a partner in the law firm of Brown, Crossman, West, Barton, and Quinlan. He practiced another 30 years as a lawyer until he retired in 1942 to retire. He left Nebraska and settled in Seattle, where he died in January 1960 at the age of 96 years.
Norris Brown married twice, and was twice a widower. In 1885 he married Lula K. Beeler, which made him the father of two daughters; Beeler died after 40 years of marriage, married Ann Brown L. Howland, with whom he was only ten years, until her death, in 1937, married in 1925. 1927.
Norris Brown was a member of a Masonic lodge.