James Brown

Politician

1828 – 1897

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Who was James Brown?

James Brown was an Ontario businessman and politician. He represented Hastings West in the Canadian House of Commons as a Conservative member from 1867 to 1882.

He was born in Scotland in 1828. He was an owner of a company which manufactured iron agricultural implements in Belleville and vice-president of the Belleville and North Hastings Railway. Brown was a lieutenant-colonel in the local militia, served as mayor of Belleville in 1862 and 1863 and was also reeve for Hastings for six years. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the assembly for the Province of Canada in 1861. Brown died in Belleville at the age of 68.

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Born
Oct 14, 1828
Nationality
  • Canada
Died
Apr 24, 1897

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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