09/23/1896 - 05/22/1977

BROWN, Homer S., a Representative from Allegheny County; born, September 23, 1896 in Huntington, Cabell County, WV; A.B., Virginia Union University; LL.B., University of Pittsburgh; honorary doctorate of laws, Virginia Union University and Lincoln University; sergeant, Company K, 63rd Pioneer Infantry, United States Army (World War I); attorney; member, Board of Public Education, city of Pittsburgh; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1932); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1934; reelected to serve 7 more consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, chair, Joint Committee to Investigate the Living Conditions of the Colored Race (1939-1940); appointed, chair, Temporary Commission of the Conditions of the Colored Race (1941-1942); appointed, Commission of the Conditions of the Colored Race (1943-1944); appointed, Anthracite Subsidence Commission (1943-1944); appointed, Joint State Government Commission Sub-Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws (1945-1946); resigned from the House, December 31, 1949; elected, judge, Allegheny County Court (1950-1975); died, May 22, 1977 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.


Archival Collections

Homer S. Brown Papers, 1918-1977, AIS.1978.08, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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