10/07/1829 - 02/12/1892

BROWN, James C., a Representative from Mercer and Venango Counties; born, October 7, 1829 in Greenville, Mercer County, Pa.; private, Company C, 55th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia (1863, Civil War); printer; writer, Mercer Whig; teacher; proprietor and editor, Jefferson Star; proprietor and editor, Independent Press; elected, superintendent of schools, Mercer County (1854-1856); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1861 and 1862; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1863); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1863); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1867-1868); assessor (1871-1873), deputy collector (1873-1874), collector (1874-1883), Mercer and Crawford Counties, Internal Revenue Service, United States Treasury Department; elected, president, Greenville school board (1874-1879); proprietor and editor, Advance Argus (1877-1890); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1890); proprietor and editor, New Wilmington Globe; elected, delegate-at-large, Republican National Convention (1892); died, February 12, 1892 in Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania; interred, Shenango Valley Cemetery, Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

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