Jeremiah BROWN, Congress, PA (1785-1858)


BROWN, Jeremiah, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Little Britain (now Fulton) Township, Lancaster County, Pa., April 14, 1785; engaged in milling and agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1826; delegate to the convention to revise the State constitution in 1836; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1845); was not a candidate for renomination in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; first associate judge for Lancaster and served from 1851 to 1856; died in Goshen, Fulton Township, Lancaster County, Pa., March 2, 1858; interment in the cemetery adjoining Penn Hill Quaker Meeting House, Little Britain (later Fulton) Township, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present