J. Marshall Brown

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J. Marshall Brown
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Louisiana State Representative from District 12 (Orleans Parish)
In office
1952–1960
Preceded by James L. Earhart
Succeeded by Moon Landrieu
Louisiana Democratic National Committeeman
In office
1964–1972
Succeeded by Leon Irwin, III
Personal details
Born 1924
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA[1]
Died Date and place of death missing
Nationality American
Residence New Orleans, Louisiana
Occupation Insurance agent

J. Marshall Brown (1924[2] - deceased) was an insurance agent[3] from New Orleans, Louisiana, who served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 12 in his native Orleans Parish from 1952 to 1960.[4]

From 1964 to 1972, Brown was the Louisiana Democratic National Committeeman. He was an active supporter of the Kennedy-Johnson, Johnson-Humphrey, and Humphrey-Muskie tickets in 1960, 1964, and 1968, the first of those having been the only one to win Louisiana's then ten electoral votes.

At the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Brown led the state delegation in opposition to the seating of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, rather than the Mississippi state party regulars. However, there was no walkout considered by the Louisiana delegation in support of the Mississippians when two MFDP delegates were seated as at-large members.[5] A walkout over the civil rights plank had occurred at the 1948 party convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which led to the third party bid by Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, who challenged U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

During the 1960s, Brown served on the Louisiana State Board of Education, an elected position, as the representative of Louisiana's 2nd congressional district.[6]

On June 6, 1977, Brown was convicted after a jury trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, of having knowingly caused a fraudulently-obtained check to be transported in interstate commerce. Brown's insurance business partner, James A. Heinritz, was also implicated in the case. Brown's appeal was rejected in March 1981 by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. Brown had claimed violation of his Fifth and Sixth amendment rights.[1]Brown was released from the United States Bureau of Prisons on April 5, 1989; the website does not indicated how long or where he served in prison.[7]

In 2014, Brown was posthumously inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in Winnfield.

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Preceded by
James L. Earhart
Louisiana State Representative from District 12 (Orleans Parish)

J. Marshall Brown
1952–1960

Succeeded by
Moon Landrieu