BROWN, Charles Elwood, (1834 - 1904)


BROWN, Charles Elwood, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 4, 1834; attended the common schools and Greenfield Academy, and was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1854; went south and, while serving as tutor at Baton Rouge, La., studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Chillicothe, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Ross County in 1859 and 1860; enlisted as a private in Company B, Sixty-third Regiment, Ohio Volunteers, September 2, 1861, and was commissioned captain October 23, 1861; promoted through the ranks to colonel June 6, 1865, and brevetted brigadier general March 13, 1865; mustered out July 8, 1865; resumed the practice of law in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio; postmaster of Chillicothe 1866-1872; commissioned pension agent at Cincinnati in 1872, which position he held until President Hayes’ administration; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888; resumed the practice of law; member of the State senate in 1900 and 1901; died at College Hill, Hamilton County, Ohio, on May 22, 1904; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.