Jason B. Brown

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Jason B. Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byJonas G. Howard
Succeeded byRobert J. Tracewell
Member of the Indiana Senate
In office
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1839-02-26)February 26, 1839
Dillsboro, Indiana
DiedMarch 10, 1898(1898-03-10) (aged 59)
Seymour, Indiana
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materWilmington Academy

Jason Brevoort Brown (February 26, 1839 – March 10, 1898) was an American lawyer and politician who served three terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1889 to 1895.


Born in Dillsboro, Indiana, Brown attended the common schools and Wilmington Academy, Dearborn County, Indiana. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1860; thence he commenced practice in Brownstown, Indiana. He served as a member of the state house of representatives 1862-1866 and as member of the state senate in 1870. Brown served as Secretary of the Territory of Wyoming from 1873 to 1875. He moved to Seymour, Indiana, in 1875, and later became a member of the state senate 1880-1883.


Brown was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895). He served as chairman of the Committee on Elections (Fifty-third Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1894.

Later career and death

He resumed the practice of law in Seymour, Indiana, and died there March 10, 1898. He was interred in Riverview Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Jason B. Brown (id: B000924)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by