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Foster V. Brown

Foster Vincent Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 4, 1897
Preceded by Henry C. Snodgrass
Succeeded by John A. Moon
Personal details
Born (1852-12-24)December 24, 1852
Sparta, Tennessee
Died March 26, 1937(1937-03-26) (aged 84)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Political party Republican Party
Children Joseph Edgar Brown
Alma mater Burritt College
Cumberland School of Law

Foster Vincent Brown (December 24, 1852 – March 26, 1937) was a U.S. Representative from Tennessee, father of Joseph Edgar Brown.


Born near Sparta, Tennessee, Brown was the son of Joseph and Martha Thankful Mitchell Brown, and attended the common schools. He was graduated from Burritt College, Spencer, Tennessee, in 1871 and from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1873. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Jasper, Tennessee, in 1874.


Brown served as delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1884, 1896, 1900, and 1916, and as attorney general of the fourth judicial district from 1886 to 1894. He moved to Chattanooga in May 1890 and continued the practice of law.[1]

Elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress representing Tennessee's 3rd congressional district Brown served from March 4, 1895 to March 3, 1897.[2] He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1896.

After leaving Congress Brown resumed the practice of law until he was appointed attorney general of Puerto Rico on May 10, 1910. He served in that position until April 20, 1912, when he resigned. He then resumed the practice of law in Chattanooga until his death.


Brown died on March 26, 1937, (age 84 years, 92 days) in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is [burial|interred at Forest Hills Cemetery.[3]


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