James Stephens Brown

Brown is second from left.

James Stephens Brown, Jr. (c. 1859 - January 6, 1946) was an American Democratic politician. He served as the Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee from 1906 to 1910

Early lifeEdit

Brown was born circa 1859.[1][2] He graduated from the United States Naval Academy.[1][2]


Brown served a naval officer in the Spanish–American War of 1898.[3] He became a lawyer, and he joined the firm of Champion, Head, and Brown.[1] He served as Mayor of Nashville from 1906 to 1910.[1][2] He subsequently moved to Memphis.[1]

Personal life and deathEdit

Brown was married to Madeline Pattie McComb on November 6, 1895.[3] They had three children: James S. Brown, III, Worthington Brown, and Berta Brown Radford.[3] He was Presbyterian.[1]

Brown died on January 6, 1946 at his home in Memphis.[1][2] He was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "J.S. Brown, Ex-Mayor of Nashville, Dies". The Tennessean. January 7, 1946. p. 14. Retrieved June 23, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b c d "Brown, Former Nashville Mayor, Dies". The Jackson Sun. January 7, 1946. p. 9. Retrieved June 23, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b c "Friends of Metropolitan Archives of Nashville and Davidson County, TN". Archived from the original on 2016-03-13. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Owen Morris
Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee
Succeeded by
Hilary Ewing Howse