John C. Brown (Ohio)

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John C. Brown
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20th Ohio State Treasurer
In office
January 11, 1886 – January 11, 1892
Preceded by Peter Brady
Succeeded by William T. Cope
Personal details
Born (1844-03-13)March 13, 1844
Jefferson County, Ohio
Died November 22, 1900(1900-11-22) (aged 56)
Columbus, Ohio
Resting place Green Lawn Cemetery
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Malona Glover
Children two
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch Union Army
Years of service 1862-1864
Unit 52nd Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War

John C. Brown (March 13, 1844 – November 22, 1900)[1] was a Republican politician in the state of Ohio and was Ohio State Treasurer from 1886-1892.

John C. Brown was born March 13, 1844 at Jefferson County, Ohio, and had not completed his public school education when the American Civil War broke out.[2] He enlisted in Company E, Fifty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry in 1862.[3] His military career ended when he was injured at the Battle of Peachtree Creek and lost a leg July 19, 1864.[2]

After returning from war, he engaged in business in Steubenville, Ohio, where he was elected Jefferson County Treasurer in 1867 and 1869. He resumed private business, and was elected County Treasurer again in 1875 and 1877. In 1881 he was president of Steubenville City Council.[2]

In 1883 Brown was nominated by the Republican Party for Ohio State Treasurer, but lost the general election. In 1885, 1887 and 1889 he won election as Ohio State Treasurer. In 1896 he was appointed cashier by State Treasurer Campbell.[2]

In 1885, Brown was married to Malona Glover of Jefferson County, and had one son and one daughter, who both survived him.[3] He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and the First Methodist Episcopal Church.[3] He died November 22, 1900, and is interred at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio[4]