Simon Brown (Massachusetts)

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Simon Brown
21st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
Governor Henry Gardner
Preceded by William C. Plunkett
Succeeded by Henry W. Benchley
Personal details
Born (1802-11-29)November 29, 1802
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Died February 27, 1873(1873-02-27) (aged 70)
Concord, Massachusetts
Political party Know Nothing
Residence Concord, 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 (Concord, N.H.), Daniel Franklin Secomb - Google Books. 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  2. ^ Daughter of Boston: The Extraordinary Diary of a Nineteenth-century Woman ... - Caroline Wells Healey Dall - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  3. ^ [1] "A Bit of Newspaper History," The Granite Monthly 2, (1879): 231.
  4. ^ Appletons' Journal - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
Political offices
Preceded by
William C. Plunkett
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1855 – 1856
Succeeded by
Henry W. Benchley