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William Wallace Brown, American lawyer. member Pa; member 48th and 49th Congresses (1883-1887); member of law firm of Brown, Schoonmaker & Nash.

Background

Brown, William Wallace was born on April 22, 1836 in Summer Hill, New York, United States. Son of Rasselas W. and Mary P. (Brownell) Brown.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Alfred U., 1861. Doctor of Laws, 1886. Private 23d New York and 1st Pennsylvania Rifles in Civil War.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1867. Recorder of deeds, 1864-1866, superintendent schools, 1866-1867, district attorney, 1867-1869, McKean County, Pennsylvania. Aide-de-camp on staff Governor Hartranft with rank of colonel, 1875-1889.

Member Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1872-1876. Member 48th and 49th Congresses (1883-1887). Auditor War Department, 1897-1899, Navy Department, 1899-1907.

Assistant attorney general of the United States, 1907-1910. Senior member of law firm of Brown, Schoonmaker & Nash.

Membership

Member Pa; member 48th and 49th Congresses (1883-1887). Member of law firm of Brown, Schoonmaker & Nash.

Connections

Married Ellen Crandall, March 18, 1862.

father:
Rasselas W. Brown

mother:
Mary P. (Brownell) Brown

spouse:
Ellen Crandall