William Ripley BROWN
BROWN, William Ripley, a Representative from Kansas; born in Buffalo, N.Y., July 16, 1840; was prepared for college in Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., and was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1862; went immediately to Kansas and settled in Emporia; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1864 and commenced practice in Emporia, Lyon County, Kans.; judge of the ninth judicial district of Kansas 1867-1877; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1876; resumed the practice of law in Hutchinson, Kans.; register of the United States land office in Larned, Kans., 1883-1885; moved to El Reno, Okla., in 1892; probate judge of Canadian County 1894-1898; died in Kansas City, Mo., March 3, 1916; interment in Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kans.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present