Alexander Brown (Australian politician)

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Alexander Brown (9 February 1851 – 28 March 1926) was an Australian politician.

Brown was born in Maitland, New South Wales and educated at Fraser's private school, West Maitland. He married Mary Ellen Ribbands in August 1872 and they had three daughters and six sons. He was trained as a solicitor, but did not practice. He became a mine-owner pastoralist and businessman.

Brown was the member for Newcastle in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from February 1889 to June 1891, elected as a Protectionist. In August 1892 he was appointed to the New South Wales Legislative Council, where he remained until his death in East Maitland. He was survived by his second wife, Edith Mary Adams, whom he married in March 1920, and five sons and three daughters from his first marriage.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Mr Alexander Brown (1851 - 1926)". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2007-09-04. 
  2. ^ Turner, J. W. (1979). "Brown, Alexander (1851 - 1926)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 2007-09-04. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
James Ellis
Member for Newcastle
1889 – 1891
Served alongside: Fletcher, Grahame/Curley
Succeeded by
John Fegan