Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
BROWN, Paul (1880-1961)

BROWN, PAUL, a Representative from Georgia; born near Hartwell, Hart County, Ga., March 31, 1880; attended the public schools; was graduated in 1901 from the Lumpkin Law School, University of Georgia, at Athens; was admitted to the bar the same year and practiced law in Lexington, Ga., until 1920; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; mayor of Lexington, Ga., 1908-1914; member of the State house of representatives in 1907 and 1908; moved to Elberton, Ga., in 1920; county attorney of Elbert County 1928-1933; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles H. Brand; reelected to the Seventy-fourth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from July 5, 1933, to January 3, 1961; chairman, Joint Committee on Defense Production (Eighty-fourth and Eighty-sixth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1960; died in Elberton, Ga., September 24, 1961; interment in Elmhurst Cemetery.

University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Athens, GA
Papers: ca. 1880s-1994, 5 linear feet (7 boxes).
The Paul Brown Family Papers are composed primarily of photographs of and correspondence between members of Brown's immediate family--Congressman Brown, his wife Frances, and his two children Robert ("Bobby") and Rosalyn. It includes a selection of Brown's speeches while serving in Congress from 1933-1961, Robert's letters to home during World War II, and genealogical research compiled by Frances for joining the Daughters of the American Revolution. The collection also contains information about the Congressional War Parents Association (of which Brown was a member) and the former Bobby Brown State Park, named in honor of Robert, who served aboard the U.S.S. Scorpion and was lost at sea in 1944.


Georgia Department of Archives and History
Atlanta, GA
Papers: In File II Names.
File is primarily incoming correspondence to the Governor of Georgia. Finding aid in repository.