William Brown (congressman)

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William Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Preceded by Richard M. Johnson
Succeeded by John T. Johnson
Personal details
Born (1779-04-19)April 19, 1779
Frederick County, Virginia
Died October 6, 1833(1833-10-06) (aged 54)
Jacksonville, Illinois
Political party Democratic-Republican
Profession Politician

William Brown (April 19, 1779 – October 6, 1833) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Frederick County, Virginia, Brown attended the common schools. He moved with his father to Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1784 and to Cynthiana, Kentucky, about 1795. Brown studied law and was admitted to the bar. He served as a colonel in the War of 1812.

Brown was elected as the Democratic-Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821) for the Kentucky 3rd District. He moved to Jacksonville, Illinois, in 1832, where he died October 6, 1833.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard M. Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
John T. Johnson