Joseph Edgar Brown

Joseph Edgar Brown (February 11, 1880 – June 13, 1939) was a U.S. Representative from Tennessee. He was the son of Foster Vincent Brown and Lula (Farrior) Brown.

Joseph Edgar Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 4, 1923
Preceded byJohn A. Moon
Succeeded bySam D. McReynolds
Personal details
Born(1880-02-11)February 11, 1880
Jasper, Tennessee
DiedJune 13, 1939(1939-06-13) (aged 59)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Political partyRepublican Party
Spouse(s)Hester Jefferson McClain Brown
Alma materCumberland University
Cumberland School of Law
Occupationlawyer politician


Born in Jasper, Tennessee, Brown attended Baylor School in Chattanooga, and graduated from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1902 where he studied law at Cumberland School of Law. He was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Jasper. He moved to Chattanooga in 1907 and continued the practice of law. He married Hester Jefferson McClain.


Brown was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923),[1] representing Tennessee's 3rd district. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1922.

After leaving Congress, Brown served as chairman of the Republican State executive committee from 1922–1924 and resumed the practice of law in Chattanooga. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924.[2]


Brown died in Charleston on June 13, 1939, (age 59 years, 122 days) and is interred in Forest Hills Cemetery.[3]


  1. ^ "Joseph Edgar Brown". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Joseph Edgar Brown". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Joseph Edgar Brown". The political Graveyard. Retrieved 5 May 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John A. Moon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1921 – March 4, 1923
Succeeded by
Sam D. McReynolds

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website