John Young Bown

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John Young Bown, c. 1869

John Young Bown (December 30, 1821 – September 26, 1890) was a physician and Canadian political figure. He was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1872.[1]

He was born in Dorsetshire, England, in 1821.[1] He studied at the University of St Andrews and received a degree in medicine. He was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.[2] Bown set up practice in Brantford, Ontario. He married Rebecca Campbell.[3]

He was elected to the 7th Parliament of the Province of Canada representing East Brant in 1861 and was re-elected in 1863.[2] He represented Brant North as a Liberal-Conservative member in the 1st Canadian Parliament.[1]

He died in Brantford in 1890.[3]


  1. ^ a b c John Young Bown – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b The Canadian parliamentary companion, HJ Morgan (1871)
  3. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.