BRATTON, Robert Franklin, (1845 - 1894)


BRATTON, Robert Franklin, a Representative from Maryland; born in Barren Creek Springs, Somerset (now Wicomico) County, Md., May 13, 1845; was graduated from Washington College, Chestertown, Md., in 1864; deputy register of wills for Somerset County; admitted to the bar in 1867; member of the State convention of 1865 which sent delegates to a peace convention held in Philadelphia in the following year; member of several State and congressional conventions; member of the State house of representatives in 1869; served in the State senate in 1873, 1879, 1887, and 1890; elected president of the senate in 1890; engaged in the practice of law in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1893, until his death in Princess Anne, Md., May 10, 1894; interment in St. Andrew's Cemetery.