BROWN, Joseph Edgar, (1880 - 1939)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Photography Collection

BROWN, Joseph Edgar, (son of Foster Vincent Brown), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Jasper, Marion County, Tenn., February 11, 1880; attended Baylor’s Preparatory School, Chattanooga, Tenn., and was graduated from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1902; studied law; was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Jasper, Tenn.; moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1907 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); was not a candidate for renomination in 1922; served as chairman of the Republican State executive committee 1922-1924; resumed the practice of law in Chattanooga, Tenn.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924; died in Chattanooga June 13, 1939; interment in Forest Hills Cemetery.