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B. Gratz Brown

AKA Benjamin Gratz Brown

Born: 28-May-1826
Birthplace: Lexington, KY
Died: 13-Dec-1885
Location of death: Kirkwood, MO
Cause of death: Illness
Remains: Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirkwood, MO

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: See Note [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor and Senator from Missouri

Military service: Union Army (Civil War)


[1] Originally Free Soil, then Republican, later Liberal Republican (1870), then Unconditional Unionist, finally Democratic

Father: Mason Brown (Judge, b. 10-Nov-1799, d. 27-Jan-1867)
Mother: Judith Ann Bledsoe (b. 1803, d. 13-Dec-1885)
Wife: Mary Hanson Gunn (b. 1841, seven children)
Son: Gratz K. Brown (b. 1862)
Daughter: Mary Gunn Brown (b. 1867)
Daughter: Violet Gratz Brown (b. 1867)
Daughter: Margaretta M. Brown (b. 1869)
Daughter: Eloise Eliza Brown (b. 1871)
Son: Robert Bruce Brown (b. 1876)
Daughter: Judith Bledsoe Brown (b. 25-Jan-1880)

    University: Transylvania University (1845)
    University: Yale University (1847)

    Governor of Missouri (1871-73)
    US Senator, Missouri (1863-67)
    Missouri State House of Representatives (1852-58)
    Missouri Bar Association 1849
    Duel: Pistols with Thomas C. Reynolds, Bloody Island, MO (26-Aug-1856)
    Shot: Dueling wounded in the knee


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