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John Brown (August 12, 1772 – October 12, 1845) was an American mill owner and statesman from Lewistown, Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. Congress from 1821 to 1825.

John Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Preceded byThomas Patterson
Succeeded byJohn Mitchell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Preceded byWilliam Plunkett Maclay
Succeeded byWilliam Cox Ellis, George Kremer, Samuel McKean
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1772-08-12)August 12, 1772
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 12, 1845(1845-10-12) (aged 73)
Political partyRepublican
Jackson Republican


John Brown was born on August 12, 1772, near Lewistown, Pennsylvania. He attended and received his education from the common schools and moved to Lewistown in 1800. Brown became involved in the gristmill and sawmill businesses and was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he served from 1809 to 1813.

Brown was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives for the 17th Congress in 1820. He was reelected in 1822 to the 18th Congress as a Jackson Republican. After departing the House of Representatives in 1825, Brown resumed his former business interests. He subsequently moved to Buncombe County, North Carolina in 1827, where he participated in the agriculture and real estate businesses.

Brown died in Buncombe County, North Carolina, on October 12, 1845. He was interred in Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, North Carolina.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "John Brown (id: B000926)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Plunkett Maclay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
William Cox Ellis
George Kremer
Samuel McKean
Preceded by
Thomas Patterson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Mitchell