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William Brown (congressman)

William Brown (April 19, 1779 – October 6, 1833) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

William Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Preceded byRichard M. Johnson
Succeeded byJohn T. Johnson
Personal details
Born(1779-04-19)April 19, 1779
Frederick County, Virginia
DiedOctober 6, 1833(1833-10-06) (aged 54)
Jacksonville, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

Born in Frederick County, Virginia, Brown attended the common schools. He moved with his father to Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1784 and to Cynthiana, Kentucky, about 1795. Brown studied law and was admitted to the bar. He served as a colonel in the War of 1812.

Brown was elected as the Democratic-Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821) for the Kentucky 3rd District. He moved to Jacksonville, Illinois, in 1832, where he died October 6, 1833.


  • United States Congress. "William Brown (id: B000947)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard M. Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
John T. Johnson