BROWN, Garry Eldridge

BROWN, Garry Eldridge
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1923–1998

Biography

BROWN, Garry Eldridge, a Representative from Michigan; born in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, Mich., August 12, 1923; Kalamazoo College, B.A., 1951, and George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1954; admitted to the bar in 1954 and commenced practice in Kalamazoo, Mich.; commissioner of the United States District Court for the western district of Michigan, 1957-1962; delegate to the Michigan constitutional convention of 1961-1962; served two terms in the Michigan State senate, 1962-1966; minority floor leader and chairman of the Republican senate policy committee, served in the Twenty-fourth Infantry Division as second lieutenant in Japan; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death on August 27, 1998; interment in Schoolcraft, Michigan.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Stellanova Osborn Papers, 1916-1992, 40 linear feet. Other authors include Garry Eldridge Brown. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the Rebecca Shelley Papers, 1890-1984, 21 linear feet and 1 oversize folder. Other authors include Garry Eldridge Brown. A finding aid is available in the library.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Film and Sound Reels: 1966-1970, 11 commercials on 3 film reels and 1 sound tape reel. Commercials used during Garry Brown's campaigns for the 1966, 1968, and 1970 U.S. Congressional elections in Michigan, Republican Party.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Garry E. Brown, Republican Representative from Michigan. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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