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Jefferson Beale Browne, American judge. member Florida Senate, 1891-1895; member of the board of public works, Key West, 1909-1912. Delaware at large Democratic National Convention, 1888; member Democratic National Committee, 1904-1908; Mason (32°,Kiloton).

Background

Browne, Jefferson Beale was born on June 6, 1857 in Key West, Florida, United States. Son of Joseph Beverly and Mary Nieves (Ximenez) Browne.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Iowa, 1880.

Career

1 son, Joseph Emmet. Captain’s clerk on United States Ship Marion, 1876. Admitted to bar, 1880. City attorney, 1880-1885, postmaster, 1886-1890, collector customs, 1893-1897, Key West.

Member Florida Senate, 1891-1895. President Florida Senate and ex-officio Lieutenant-governor of Florida, 1891-1893. Chairman Florida R.R. Commission, 1903-1907.

Member of the board of public works, Key West, 1909-1912. Delaware at large Democratic National Convention, 1888. Member Democratic National Committee, 1904-1908.

Presidential elector, 1912, and president electoral college, 1913. Receiver Key West Elec. Light & Street Car Company, 1898.

Chief justice Supreme Court of Florida, 1917-1923, The American Association For Justice, 1923-June 1, 1925. Resigned to become judge of 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Works

Membership

Member Florida Senate, 1891-1895. Member of the board of public works, Key West, 1909-1912. Delaware at large Democratic National Convention, 1888.

Member Democratic National Committee, 1904-1908. Mason (32°,Kiloton).

Connections

Married Frances Williams Atkinson, June 19, 1889.

father:
Joseph Beverly Browne

mother:
Mary Nieves (Ximenez) Browne

spouse:
Frances Williams Atkinson