Simon Brown (Massachusetts)

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Simon Brown
21st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
GovernorHenry Gardner
Preceded byWilliam C. Plunkett
Succeeded byHenry W. Benchley
Personal details
Born(1802-11-29)November 29, 1802
Newburyport, Massachusetts
DiedFebruary 27, 1873(1873-02-27) (aged 70)
Concord, Massachusetts
Political partyKnow Nothing
ResidenceConcord, Massachusetts

Simon Brown (November 29, 1802 – February 27, 1873) was an American politician who served as the 21st Lieutenant Governor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1855 to 1856.[1][2] He was then an at-large delegate to the 1856 Republican Convention in Philadelphia where he supported the nomination of John C. Fremont. Professionally, Brown was a printer and publisher, including of the New England Farmer, working in Boston.[3] He died at Concord, Massachusetts of typhoid fever, in 1873.[4]


  1. ^ Proceedings at the Semi-centennial Celebration: Of the Organization of the Second Congregational (Unitarian) Church and Society in Concord, N. H. Republican Press Association. 1879. pp. 58–59. hdl:2027/hvd.hnebrj.
  2. ^ Dall, Caroline Wells Healey (2005). Daughter of Boston: The Extraordinary Diary of a Nineteenth-century Woman. Beacon Press. pp. 369, 413. ISBN 978-0-8070-5034-7.
  3. ^ "A Bit of Newspaper History". The Granite Monthly: A Magazine of Literature, History and State Progress. H.H. Metcalf. 2 (8): 237. May 1879. hdl:2027/nyp.33433081770111.
  4. ^ "The Record". Appletons' Journal. D Appleton & Co. 9 (208): 384. 1873-03-15.
Political offices
Preceded by
William C. Plunkett
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1855 – 1856
Succeeded by
Henry W. Benchley