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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.

Background

  • Ethnicity: He was the grandson of Senators John Brown and Jesse Bledsoe of Kentucky.

  • 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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    Died December 13, 1885
    (aged 59)
    Nationality
    • 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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