BROWN, Clarence J., (1893 - 1965)


Campaign button, c. 1943, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

BROWN, Clarence J., (father of Clarence J. Brown, Jr.), a Representative from Ohio; born in Blanchester, Clinton County, Ohio, July 14, 1893; attended the Blanchester public schools and the law school of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., 1913-1915; State statistician in 1915 and 1916; engaged in newspaper work at Blanchester, Ohio, in 1917 and was publisher of several country newspapers; president of the Brown Publishing Co., Blanchester, Ohio; also owned and operated several large farms; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio 1919-1923; secretary of state of Ohio 1927-1933; Republican nominee for Governor in 1934; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1936, 1940, 1944, and 1948; member of the Republican National Committee since 1944; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Washington, D.C., August 23, 1965; chairman, Select Committee on Newsprint (Eightieth Congress); interment in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Blanchester, Ohio.