Reese Bowen BRABSON, Congress, TN (1817-1863)


BRABSON, Reese Bowen, (uncle of Charles Keith Bell), a Representative from Tennessee; born at Brabsons Ferry, near Knoxville, Tenn., September 16, 1817; attended the Dandridge Academy, Dandridge, Tenn.; was graduated from Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn., in 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Chattanooga, Tenn.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1851 and 1852; elected as a candidate of the Opposition Party to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; engaged in the practice of his profession until his death in Chattanooga, Tenn., August 16, 1863; interment in the Citizens Cemetery.

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