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Benjamin Gratz Brown

He was a Senator, the 20th Governor of Missouri, and the Liberal Republican and Democratic Party Vice presidential candidate in the presidential election of 1872.Eighteen of those electoral votes went to Brown.

Education

  • He graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington in 1845 where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, and from Yale College in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1847. He studied law, and later settled in St. Louis, Missouri. There he joined his cousin, Francis P. Blair, Jr., and Senator Thomas Hart Benton in a struggle against the pro-slavery faction for control of Missouri's Democratic Party.

Politics

After the election of 1856 Brown's opposition to the expansion of slavery into American territories and to sectionalism, nullification, and secessionism led him to break with the proslavery Democrats and become one of the founders of the Missouri Republican party.

Party affiliation: Liberal Republican

Religion

Denomination: Christian

Personality

Interests

politic

Connections

Benjamin Gratz Brown
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  • 1845 - 1847
    Yale Law college
  • 1852 - 1858
    member, Missouri House of Representatives
    Missouri, United States
  • 1863 - 1867
    United States Senator, United States Senator
    USA

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