The Twentieth Century Bench and Bar of Pennsylvania

The Twentieth Century Bench and Bar of Pennsylvania

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... 15, 1860. (See sketch in Erie county.) Hon. Rasselas Brown was born at Brownville, Jefferson county, New York, September 10, 1812. His mother's father, Nathaniel Plumb, served in the Revolutionary war and his own father, George Brown, was a captain in the war of 1812-15. He graduated at Union college in 1836 and came to Warren as the first principal of the Warren academy. While teaching he studied law and on being admitted to practice in 1839, became the junior member of the firm of Struthers, Johnson & Brown. He remained in practice at Warren until his death, August 23, 1895, serving a short time in 1860 as president judge of the district. lie was a member of the Legislature one tcrpi, a member of the board of revenue commissioners of the state and of the constitutional convention of 187 3. Ile was the candidate of his party for president judge of the district in 1860, 1870 and 1880. He was married in 1841 to Elizabeth Sill, who survives him. Mr. Brown always took a great interest in military affairs as was natural from his ancestry, and in 1858 was appointed a general of brigade in the militia, in which capacity he served efficiently until the war broke up the militia organization of the state. He clothed and equipped a company of volunteers which was enlisted and organized in Warren in 1861. He was an able judge, who, but for the strength of his political convictions, which he would never barter for office, would probably have served his district or state in that capacity for many years. As a lawyer he was in most respects the peer of the ablest that ever practiced at the bar of this district. He excelled in counsel and preparation, was a great worker, reader and student and in later years was pre-eminent as a railroad and...show more

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 699g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752643
  • 9781236752642