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B. Gratz Brown Papers, 1859-1953

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Identifier: A0184

Title: B. Gratz Brown Papers, 1859-1953


B. Gratz Brown was born May 28, 1826, in Lexington, Kentucky, and came to St. Louis at the age of 23. He at once entered the practice of law and took a prominent position in the ranks of Benton's Free Soil party. In 1852, he was elected to the Missouri legislature from St. Louis. In 1854, he became the editor of the Missouri Democrat. In 1856, he was re-elected to the Missouri legislature. He joined the Union army in 1861 and helped with the organization of the state militia, and he served in the Missouri Senate from 1863 to 1864. In 1870, he was elected governor of Missouri and served one term. In 1872, he was nominated for vice-president of the United States for the Liberal Republican party.

Collection contains personal correspondence of Brown concerning the design of horse cars, 1859-1880; genealogy information about the Gratz and Brown families; and correspondence concerning the collection.

1 folder (30 items)

Cite as: B. Gratz Brown Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1859-1880

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Brown, B. Gratz (Benjamin Gratz), 1826-1885

Subjects: Transportation


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