BROWER, John Morehead (1845-1913)

BROWER, JOHN MOREHEAD, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C., July 19, 1845; moved to Surry County, N.C., with his parents, who settled in Mount Airy in 1845; educated by private tutors and attended the Mount Airy Male Academy; engaged in agricultural pursuits, the raising and processing of tobacco, and mercantile pursuits; delegate to all Republican State conventions from 1872 to 1896; member of the State senate 1876-1878; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Fifty-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; member of the State house of representatives 1896-1898; resumed his former agricultural and business pursuits; moved to Oklahoma and settled in Boswell, Choctaw County, in 1907 and engaged in the manufacture of lumber, agricultural pursuits, and stock raising; died in Paris, Lamar County, Tex., August 5, 1913; interment in Oakdale Cemetery, Mount Airy, N.C.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: In Brower family papers, 1865-1907. 5 items including 3 volumes.
Includes record book of a Union League Lodge (1867) headed by Brower.