Fred H. Brown

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Fred Herbert Brown
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59th Governor of New Hampshire
In office
January 4, 1923 – January 1, 1925
Preceded by Albert O. Brown
Succeeded by John G. Winant
United States Senator from
New Hampshire
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939
Preceded by George H. Moses
Succeeded by Charles W. Tobey
Personal details
Born (1879-04-12)April 12, 1879
Ossipee, New Hampshire
Died February 3, 1955(1955-02-03) (aged 75)
Somersworth, New Hampshire
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Boston University School of Law
Fred Brown
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Outfielder
Born: (1879-04-12)April 12, 1879
Ossipee, New Hampshire
Died: February 3, 1955(1955-02-03) (aged 75)
Somersworth, New Hampshire
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 4, 1901 for the Boston Beaneaters
Last MLB appearance
April 18, 1902 for the Boston Beaneaters
Career statistics
Batting average .200
Runs batted in 2
Teams

Fred Herbert Brown (April 12, 1879 – February 3, 1955) was an American lawyer and Democratic politician from Somersworth, New Hampshire. He served as mayor of Somersworth and as United States Attorney for New Hampshire before his term as Governor of New Hampshire from 1923 to 1925,[1] and later served in the United States Senate.[2]

Brown was elected to the Senate by narrowly defeating Republican incumbent George H. Moses in the Roosevelt landslide of 1932. But he lost his bid for re-election in 1938.

He served as Comptroller General of the United States from 1939 to 1940.[3] He was appointed to a 15-year term, as are all Comptrollers General, but only served one year due to illness.

He played parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball for the Boston Beaneaters in 1901 and 1902. He played nine games over the course of those two seasons, seven in the outfield, going 4-for-20 at the plate and not making an error in 10 chances in the field.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Russell Bastedo, State Curator (1998). "A Guide to Likenesses of New Hampshire Officials and Governors on Public Display at the Legislative Office Building and the State House Concord, New Hampshire, to 1998: Fred H. Brown (1923-1925)". New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Brown, Fred Herbert (1879 - 1955)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ Frederick M. Kaiser (September 10, 2008). "GAO: Government Accountability Office and General Accounting Office". Congressional Research Service. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Fred Brown". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Albert O. Brown
Governor of New Hampshire
1923–1925
Succeeded by
John Winant
United States Senate
Preceded by
George H. Moses
United States Senate
1933–1939
Succeeded by
Charles W. Tobey
Preceded by
Charles W. Hoitt
29th United States Attorney
for the District of New Hampshire

1914-1922
Succeeded by
Raymond V. Smith