BROWN, Ernest S., (1903 - 1965)

Senate Years of Service: 1954-1954
Party: Republican

Nevada Historical Society

BROWN, Ernest S., a Senator from Nevada; born in Alturas, Modoc County, Calif., September 25, 1903; moved with his family to Reno, Nev. in 1906; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Nevada at Reno in 1926; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced practice in Reno, Nev.; member, State assembly 1933; district attorney of Washoe County 1935-1941, resigning in December 1941 to enter active service in the United States Army as a second lieutenant; commissioned a colonel and discharged in December 1945; returned to Reno and resumed the practice of law; appointed on October 1, 1954, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Pat McCarran, and served until December 1, 1954; was unsuccessful for election to the vacancy; resumed the practice of law; died in Reno, Nev., July 23, 1965; interment in Masonic section of Mountain View Cemetery.