Milton Brown (politician)

Milton Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Preceded byJohn W. Crockett
Succeeded byDistrict eliminated
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 4, 1847
Preceded byCave Johnson
Succeeded byWilliam T. Haskell
Personal details
Born(1804-02-28)February 28, 1804
Lebanon, Ohio
DiedMay 15, 1883(1883-05-15) (aged 79)
Jackson, Tennessee
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)Sarah F Brown
ChildrenAlexander Brown

Milton Brown, Jr.

Lizzie Brown

Sarah Brown

Ella Brown

Balie Brown

William Stoddart Brown



railroad man

Milton Brown (February 28, 1804 – May 15, 1883) was a U.S. Representative from Tennessee.


Brown was born in Lebanon, Ohio. After growing up, He moved to Nashville, Tennessee. He Married Sarah F. Jackson on January 21, 1835, and they had seven children, four boys and three girls.[1]


Brown studied law and was admitted to the Tennessee bar and began his practice in Paris, Tennessee, but later, he moved south to Jackson, Tennessee.

In 1835 Brown became a judge of the chancery court of west Tennessee and held this position until he was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress, representing the twelfth district. He served in that Capacity from March 4, 1841 to March 3, 1843.[2] Reelected to the two succeeding Congresses representing the eleventh district, he served from March 4, 1843 to March 4, 1847.[3]

Brown was one of the founders of two Universities: Southwestern University, which became Union University), and of Lambuth College, both in Jackson, Tennessee. He also served as president of the Mississippi Central & Tennessee Railroad Co. from 1854 to 1856, and as president of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad Co. from 1856 to 1871.[4]


Brown died in Jackson, Tennessee on May 15, 1883 (age 79 years, 76 days). He is interred in Riverside Cemetery in Jackson.[5]


  1. ^ "Milton Brown". My Riverside Tombstone Inscriptions. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Milton Brown". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Milton Brown". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Milton Brown". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Milton Brown". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 12 March 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John W. Crockett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by
District eliminated
Preceded by
Cave Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
William T. Haskell