Paul Brown (Georgia politician)

Paul Brown ( born March 31, 1880 in Hartwell, Hart County, Georgia; † September 24, 1961 in Elberton, Georgia ) was an American politician. He represented the state of Georgia as a delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Paul Brown graduated in 1901 from the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens with a Bachelor of Laws ( LL.B. ). He was admitted to the bar the same year and began his law practice in Lexington. He also ran some agriculture and became mayor of Lexington 1908-1914. Meanwhile, he also sat in the years 1907 and 1908 in the House of Representatives from Georgia.

Brown moved in 1920 to Elberton in Elbert County, where he worked as a prosecutor 1928-1933. 1932 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. The following year, Brown was elected as a representative of Georgia's 10th Congressional District in a special election to the U.S. House of Representatives to fill a vacancy, the fire created by the death of the incumbent Charles Hillyer. Brown has been elected 13 more times in the Congress. Then he decided not to run in 1960 again. During his tenure in Congress, he was also involved in the constitution of the Southern Manifesto, which spoke out against racial integration in public institutions.

Paul Brown died a year later, on September 24, 1961 in Elberton. He was buried in Elmhurst Cemetery in Elberton.