BROWN, George Houston, (1810 - 1865)


BROWN, George Houston, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Lawrenceville, N.J., February 12, 1810; attended the common schools and Lawrenceville Academy and was graduated from Princeton College in 1828; teacher in Lawrenceville Academy 1828-1830; studied law at Yale College for one year and also in a law office in Somerville, N.J.; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Somerville; member of the State council 1842-1845; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1844; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; resumed the practice of law; associate justice of the supreme court of New Jersey from 1861 until his death in Somerville, Somerset County, N.J., August 1, 1865; interment in the Old Cemetery.