The Road to Civil War

William G. Brown

(25 September, 1800 -- 19 April, 1884) Brown was an American lawyer and politician representing both Virginia and West Virginia. Born in Kingwood, Preston County, Va., Brown studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823. Brown served as a member of the State house of representatives in 1832 and 1840-1843. Brown was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses and afterwards participated as a delegate in the State constitutional conventions of 1850 and 1861. Brown was later elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress and after the admission of West Virginia as a State was elected as an Unconditional Unionist from West Virginia to the Thirty-eighth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of Virginia Delegation - The Road to Civil War [this display], West Virginia Delegation - United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65 .

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