Brown, Joseph M., 1851-1932

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Joseph Mackey Brown (1851-1932), railroad executive, Georgia Governor (1909-1911; 1912-1913), son of Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown, born in Cherokee County, Georgia.

From the description of Joseph Mackey Brown papers, 1860-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476250

Joseph M. Brown (1851-1932), railroad executive, Georgia Governor (1909-1911; 1912-1913), son of Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown, born in Cherokee County, Georgia.

From the description of Joseph Mackey Brown papers, 1865-1930 (1894-1914). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476227

Joseph Mackey Brown, Georgia governor, railroad executive, and businessman, was born on December 28, 1851 in Canton, Georgia, and died March 3, 1932 in Marietta, Georgia. He was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1873, but began a career in railroading with the Western & Atlantic Railroad (1877-1900), the Seaboard Airline Railroad (1900-1904), and the Georgia Railroad Commission (1904-1907). He served as governor of Georgia (1909-1911; 1912-1913) but lost a bid for a U.S. senatorial seat in 1914. Afterward he retired to manage his farm and write on political issues affecting Georgia.

From the description of Joseph M. Brown papers, 1891-1925. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123379620

Joseph Mackey Brown (1851-1932), son of Civil War Governor Joseph E. Brown, served as Georgia governor from 1909 to 1911 and again from 1912 to 1913. He ran unsuccessfully for United States Senate in 1914, and authored both novels and non-fiction.

From the description of Papers, 1846-1926, 1910-1914. (Atlanta History Center). WorldCat record id: 26614146

"Joseph M. Brown served as Georgia's governor for two terms, from 1909 to 1911 and from 1912 to 1913. Born on December 28, 1851, in Canton, Georgia, Joseph Mackey Brown was the son of Elizabeth Grisham and Joseph E. Brown, who was the governor of Georgia during the Civil War (1861-65). [...] During his two terms as governor, Brown advocated the prohibition of alcohol and a reduction in the state tax rate, and supported the formation of a state department of labor. He signed into law Georgia's first automobile registration, licensing, and regulation law, which included a prohibition on driving while intoxicated. He staunchly supported legislation that would have curtailed lobbying among government officials and signed into law a bill requiring the registration of all revolvers carried privately in the state." - "Joseph M. Brown." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved July 31, 2008)

"The Civil War governor of Georgia, Joseph E. Brown, was one of the most successful politicians in the state's history and the father of two-term governor Joseph M. Brown." - "Joseph E. Brown." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved July 31, 2008)

Julius L. Brown (1848-1910) was the son of Joseph E. Brown and brother of Joseph M. Brown. He received an A.B in 1868 and an A.M. in 1869 from the University of Georgia and a B.L. from the Harvard College Law Department. -- "Brown, Julius L., b. 1848." University of Georgia Centennial Alumni Catalog. http://dlg.galib.uga.edu/centennialcatalog/html (Retrieved June 26, 2009)

"Thomas E. Watson is perhaps best known to Georgians today by his imposing statue near the steps of the Georgia capitol. His public life has been considered one of the most perplexing and controversial of all Georgia politicians. In his early years he was characterized as a liberal, especially for his time. In later years he emerged as a force for white supremacy and anti-Catholic rhetoric. He was elected to the Georgia General Assembly (1882), the U.S. House of Representatives (1890), and the U.S. Senate (1920), where he served for only a short time before his death. Nominated by the Populist Party as its vice presidential candidate in 1896, he achieved national recognition for his egalitarian, agrarian agenda. Although his terms of elective office were short, for more than thirty years his support was essential for many men running for public office in Georgia. In addition to his political achievements, Tom Watson was a practicing lawyer, publisher, and historian. He is remembered for being a voice for Populism and the disenfranchised, and later in life, as a southern demagogue and bigot." - "Thomas E. Watson." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved September 4, 2008)

"Thedore Roosevelt [was the] 26th president of the United States (1901-09) and writer, naturalist, and soldier. He expanded the powers of the presidency and of the federal government in support of the public interest in conflicts between big business and labour and steered the nation toward an active role in world politics, particularly in Europe and Asia. He won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1906 for mediating an end to the Russo-Japanese War, and he secured the route and began construction of the Panama Canal (1904-14)." -- "Theodore Roosevelt," from Encyclopaedia Britannica (Accessed September 28, 2009)

Steadman Vincent Sanford was born on August 24, 1871, in Covington to Elizabeth Steadman and Charles Vincent Sanford. In 1895 he married Grace McClatchey, with whom he had four children: Shelton Palmer, Grace Devereaux, Charles Steadman, and Homer Reynolds. Sanford received his undergraduate degree from Mercer University in Macon in 1890, and went on to pursue graduate studies at the University of Chicago, the University of Berlin in Germany, and Oxford University in England. He received honorary degrees from UGA (Litt.D., 1914) and Mercer (LL.D., 1932). He spent his early career teaching at Marietta (1890-92) and in educational administration, as principal of Marietta High School (1892-97) and superintendent of the Marietta schools (1897-1903) before taking a position teaching English at UGA in 1903. Sanford's path from English professor to leadership of the state's system of higher education was marked by his remarkably broad interests and impressive personal charm. Among the academic and administrative highlights of his thirty-two-year career at UGA were his founding and leadership of the Henry Grady School of Journalism (later, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication) (1921-27), his deanship (1927-32), and presidency of the university (1932-35). Sanford's role in journalism education led to the establishment of the George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, one of the university's most widely recognized distinctions. -- New Georgia Encyclopedia

"Hoke Smith, a trial attorney and publisher of the Atlanta Journal, was most influential as the leader of Georgia's Progressive movement during his years as governor (1907-9, 1911) and as a U.S. senator (1911-21)." - "Hoke Smith." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved September 3, 2008)

From the description of Joseph Mackey Brown papers, 1843-1926. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 441854023

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creatorOf Brown family. Brown family papers, 1837-1930. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Brown, Joseph, 1851-1928. Joseph Brown negatives and photographs, circa 1890-circa 1945. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Henderson, Harold P. Georgia governors' messages, 1872-1943. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Brown, Joseph M., 1851-1932. Joseph Mackey Brown papers, 1843-1926. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Terrell, J. M. (Joseph Meriwether), 1861-1912. Joseph M. Terrell papers, 1882-1912. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Brown, Joseph M., 1851-1932. Joseph Mackey Brown papers, 1865-1930 (1894-1914). Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Brown, Joseph M., 1851-1932. Joseph Mackey Brown papers, 1860-1930. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Irwin, Thomas B., b. 1849. Thomas B. Irwin correspondence, 1889-1912. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Reese, John C. John C. Reese papers, 1913-1914. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1761-1904. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852. Commonplace book including drafts for The epicurean and other poems : autograph manuscript, undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Brown, Joseph M., 1851-1932. Joseph M. Brown papers, 1891-1925. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Brown, Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894. Joseph E. Brown papers, 1823-1895. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf McDaniel, Henry D. (Henry Dickerson), 1836-1926. Henry Dickerson McDaniel business and political records, 1822-1935 (bulk 1877-1902). Georgia Department of Archives and History Library
referencedIn Kuettner, Alfred G. Alfred G. Kuettner collection, 1902-1916. Georgia State University
creatorOf Brown, Joseph Mackey, 1851-1932. Papers, 1846-1926, 1910-1914. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Charles M. Brown gift, 1825-1909. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Brown, Julius L., 1848-1910. Papers, 1861-1908. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company. Reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication. 1882-1931. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Brown, Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894. person
associatedWith Brown, Julius L., 1848-1910. person
associatedWith Brown, N. V. person
associatedWith Clay, Alexander Stephens, 1853-1910. person
associatedWith Connally, Elijah L., Dr. person
associatedWith Connally, Mary Virginia Brown, 1850-1927. person
associatedWith Dorsey, Hugh Manson, 1871-1948. person
associatedWith Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937. person
associatedWith Harris, N. E. (Nathaniel Edwin), 1846-1929. person
associatedWith Harris, William J. (William Julius), 1868-1932. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
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associatedWith Joseph Brown and Sons. corporateBody
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correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith McDaniel, Henry D. (Henry Dickerson), 1836-1926. person
associatedWith McKinley, William, 1843-1901. person
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correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
correspondedWith Sanford, Steadman Vincent, 1871-1945 person
associatedWith Slaton, John M. person
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associatedWith Smith, John R. person
associatedWith Steele, James, 1802-1876. person
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
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associatedWith Watson, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1856-1922. person
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Birth 1851-12-28

Death 1932-03-03

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