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  Brown, Joseph Emerson
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  1880-01-01  
 
NameJoseph Emerson Brown
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, Georgia , United States
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Born April 15, 1821
DiedNovember 30, 1894 (73 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRob Ritchie
Jan 29, 2018 11:34am
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InfoBROWN, Joseph Emerson, a Senator from Georgia; born in the Pickens District of South Carolina April 15, 1821; moved to Georgia; attended Calhoun Academy in South Carolina; taught school; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1845 and later graduated from the Yale Law School; returned to Georgia and commenced practice in 1846; member, State senate 1849; judge of the superior court of the Blue Ridge circuit in 1855; Governor of Georgia 1855-1865, when he resigned; chief justice of the supreme court of Georgia 1865-1870, when he resigned and accepted the presidency of the Western Atlantic Railroad Co.; appointed and subsequently elected in 1880 as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John B. Gordon; reelected in 1885 and served from May 26, 1880, until March 3, 1891; not a candidate for reelection; died in Atlanta, Ga., November 30, 1894; interment in Oakland Cemetery.



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  11/04/1884 GA US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/01/1880 GA US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/15/1865 GA Governor Lost 1.32% (-96.88%)
  10/05/1863 GA CSA Governor Won 56.37% (+28.20%)
  10/07/1861 GA CSA Governor Won 58.63% (+17.27%)
  01/01/1861 GA CSA Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/03/1859 GA Governor Won 60.39% (+20.79%)
  10/03/1859 GA Governor Won 60.39% (+20.79%)
  10/05/1857 GA Governor Won 55.14% (+10.28%)
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