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  Brown, Aaron V.
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AffiliationDemocratic   
NameAaron V. Brown
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Pulaski, Tennessee , United States
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Born August 15, 1795
DiedMarch 08, 1859 (63 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Jan 12, 2015 08:41pm
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InfoBROWN, Aaron Venable, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Brunswick County, Va., August 15, 1795; attended Westrayville Academy, North Carolina, and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1814; moved to Nashville, Tenn., in 1815; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1817 and commenced practice in Nashville; moved to Giles County in 1818 and continued the practice of law; became the partner of James K. Polk; served in the State senate 1821-1825; member of the State house of representatives 1831-1833; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1845); chairman, Committee on Territories (Twenty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1844; Governor of Tennessee 1845-1847; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1852; appointed Postmaster General in the Cabinet of President Buchanan on March 6, 1857, and served until his death in Washington, D.C., on March 8, 1859; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.


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  03/05/1857 US Postmaster General Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/06/1856 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 5.40% (-49.72%)
  08/05/1847 TN - Governor Lost 49.44% (-1.13%)
  08/07/1845 TN - Governor Won 50.71% (+1.41%)
  08/03/1843 TN - District 06 Won 52.76% (+5.52%)
  05/06/1841 TN - District 10 Won 80.96% (+65.33%)
  08/01/1839 TN - District 10 Won 57.77% (+15.53%)
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