BROWN, Clarence J.

BROWN, Clarence J.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1895–1965

Biography

BROWN, Clarence J., (father of Clarence J. Brown, Jr.), a Representative from Ohio; born in Blanchester, Clinton County, Ohio, July 14, 1895; attended the Blanchester public schools and the law school of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., 1913-1915; State statistician in 1915 and 1916; engaged in newspaper work at Blanchester, Ohio, in 1917 and was publisher of several country newspapers; president of the Brown Publishing Co., Blanchester, Ohio; also owned and operated several large farms; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio 1919-1923; secretary of state of Ohio 1927-1933; Republican nominee for Governor in 1934; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1936, 1940, 1944, and 1948; member of the Republican National Committee since 1944; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Washington, D.C., August 23, 1965; chairman, Select Committee on Newsprint (Eightieth Congress); interment in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Blanchester, Ohio.

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External Research Collections

Ohio Historical Society

Columbus, OH
Papers: 1891-1965, 66 feet. The papers of Clarence J. Brown contain correspondence, speeches, reports, pamphlets, periodicals, scrapbooks, and newsclippings documenting Clarence Brown's political career. Topics covered include the 1948 Republican national convention and efforts to nominate Robert A. Taft, and the Hoover Commissions. Also included are business records of the Brown Publishing Company, in Blanchester, Ohio. The papers also contain legislative correspondence and reports (1963-1965) from the 88th and 89th Congress. An inventory is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Ohio Townsend Plan, Inc. records, 1935-1974, 2.3 linear feet. Correspondents include Clarence J. Brown.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Sound Recordings: In the Blair Moody sound recordings [sound recording], 61 sound discs and 42 tape reels. Persons represented include Clarence J. Brown.
Papers: In the Stellanova Osborn papers, 1916-1992, 40 linear feet. Other authors include Clarence J. Brown. A finding aid is available in the library.

University of Virginia Library
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Hugh Scott papers (part 2), 1925-1983, approximately 146,200 items. Correspondents include Clarence J. Brown.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 89th Cong., 1st sess., 1965. Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Clarence J. Brown, Late a Representative from Ohio. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1966.

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