Frank Brown (governor)

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Frank Brown
Frank Brown, Maryland governor, portrait.jpg
42nd Governor of Maryland
In office
January 13, 1892 - January 8, 1896
Preceded byElihu Emory Jackson
Succeeded byLloyd Lowndes, Jr.
Maryland House of Delegates
In office
Personal details
BornAugust 8, 1846
Sykesville, Maryland
DiedFebruary 3, 1920(1920-02-03) (aged 73)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mary Ridgely Preston
ChildrenFrank Brown, Mary Ridgely Brown Lee[1]

Frank Brown (August 8, 1846 – February 3, 1920), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 42nd Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1892 to 1896.[2] Born in 1846 in Sykesville, Maryland, he also served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1876 to 1878. He died in 1920 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Brown was employed early on by the R. Sinclair & Co. Later he worked as a clerk in the State tobacco warehouse from 1870–1875. In 1880, he became the President of the Maryland State Agricultural & Mechanical Society. From 1886-1890 Brown was assigned to be the Postmaster of Baltimore. For the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 Brown was the President of Board of Managers in Maryland. Later in life he served as the President of the Baltimore Traction Company.

His political positions included becoming Campaign Treasurer of the Democratic State Central Committee in 1885 In 1892, Brown was elected to his highest position as Governor of Maryland, serving four years. Brown later was Campaign manager for Thomas G. Hayes and J. Barry Mahool's run for mayor of Baltimore in 1899 and 1906. His last position was the City Collector for Baltimore.[3]

Brown is buried at the Greenmount Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.[4]


  1. ^ ""YOUNG FRANK" FLIES Son Of Former Governor Brown Soars Over The Patapsco "FINE," HE SAYS AFTER SPIN Though Wet From Dipping In The Waters, He Deemed Flight Too Brief And Would Go Up Again". The Baltimore Sun. 27 July 1911.
  2. ^ Vera Foster Rollo. Your Maryland A History. p. 404.
  3. ^ "Frank Brown". Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  4. ^ National Governors Association, Governor's Information, Maryland Governor Frank Brown Archived 2010-02-23 at the Wayback Machine
Party political offices
Preceded by
Elihu Emory Jackson
Democratic nominee for Governor of Maryland
Succeeded by
John E. Hurst
Political offices
Preceded by
Elihu Emory Jackson
Governor of Maryland
Succeeded by
Lloyd Lowndes, Jr.