Elon R. Brown

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Elon R. Brown (1903)

Elon Rouse Brown (October 7, 1857, Orleans, Jefferson County, New York – September 24, 1922, Fox Island, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was President pro tempore of the New York State Senate from 1915 to 1918.

Life[edit]

Ettella B. (Greene) Brown (1916)

He was the son of Elon Galusha Brown and Lucretia (Rouse) Brown. He graduated from Brown University in 1876. He was admitted to the bar in 1880, and practiced in Watertown, New York. On November 25, 1882, he married Ettella B. Greene, and they had three children.

He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1894. He was a member of the New York State Senate (35th D.) from 1898 to 1904, sitting in the 121st, 122nd, 123rd, 124th, 125th, 126th and 127th New York State Legislatures.

He was again a member of the State Senate from 1913 to 1918, sitting in the 136th, 137th, 138th, 139th, 140th and 141st New York State Legislatures; and was Minority Leader from 1913 to 1914, and President pro tempore from 1915 to 1918.

He was a delegate to the 1900, 1904 and 1916 Republican National Conventions.

His wife was a member of the New York State Commission for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915; and acted as one of the official hostesses at the New York Pavilion during the exposition.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Joseph Mullin
New York State Senate
35th District

1898–1904
Succeeded by
George H. Cobb
Preceded by
George H. Cobb
New York State Senate
35th District

1913–1918
Succeeded by
Burt Z. Kasson
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert F. Wagner
President pro tempore of the New York State Senate
1915–1918
Succeeded by
J. Henry Walters
Preceded by
John F. Murtaugh
Majority Leader of the New York State Senate
1915–1918
Succeeded by
J. Henry Walters