04/22/1836 - 11/04/1926

BROWN, William Wallace, a Representative from Erie County; born, April 22, 1836 in Summer Hill, Cayuga County, NY; attended, Smethport Academy; LL.D., Alfred University, 1861; served, Company K, 23rd Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry (1861, Civil War); hospital steward, Company C, 42nd Regiment, “Bucktails,” Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861-1863, Civil War); colonel, Pennsylvania National Guard; appointed, recorder of deeds, McKean County (1864); attorney-at-law (1866-1926); elected, District Attorney, McKean County (1866-1867); elected, city council, Corry (2 years); elected, city attorney, Corry (3 years); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1873, 1875 and 1876 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1874 or 1877 terms; appointed, aide-de-camp, Governor John F. Hartranft (1876); elected, United States Congress (1883-1887); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to Congress (1886); elected, solicitor, Bradford, McKean County (1892-1897); auditor, United States War Department (1897-1899); auditor, United States Navy Department (1899-1907); presidential appointee, Assistant United States Attorney General (1907-1910); died, November 4, 1926 in Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania; interred, Alfred Rural Cemetery, Alfred, Allegany County, New York.



Brown, William Wallace. The bonded extension bill. [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1884].

Congressional Biography

After 3 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, William Wallace Brown went on to serve in congress

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