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Title:Biographical Album of Tennessee Governors [Aaron Venable Brown 1845-1847] / J. S. Jones : a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Jones, J. S.

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Date: 1904
Extent: 2p
Summary:The Biographical Album of Tennessee Governors, dated 1904, contains 31 plates, each featuring a Tennessee Governor's photo on the front and biographical information on the back. This plate features Aaron Vail [Venable] Brown.
Collection:Biographical Album of Tennessee Governors

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Aaron Vail [Venable] Brown 1845-1847 [Photo]

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Aaron Vail [Venable] Brown , Governor of Tennessee, 1845-1847, was the son of Rev. Aaron Brown, of Virginia . He was born August 15, 1795. He graduated at Chapel Hill, North Carolina , 1814, and was valedictorian of his class. His father moved to Tennessee this same year and Aaron V. entered upon the study of law under Judge Trimble at Nashville . He later moved to Giles County and was a law partner of James K. Polk until 1825. He was a member of the State Senate 1821-1825, and of the Lower House 1831. He was a member of Congress 1839-1845, retiring to become candidate for Governor. His opponent was Ephraim H. Foster , a Whig, and the contest was close. He was elected, however, but was defeated two years later by the Whigs, and Neil S. Brown became Governor. They were not related. While Aaron V. Brown was Governor, the Mexican war was fought. Tennessee's quoto of soldiers was 2,800; but when the Governor made the call for volunteers 30,000 answered; only four regiments were accepted. The school for the blind at Nashville and the one for deaf and dumb at Knoxville were incorporated during Aaron V. Brown's administration. The East Tennessee & Virginia R. R. (now Southern) was incorporated 1847. Governor Brown was Postmaster-General in Buchanan's Cabinet. He died March 8, 1859.

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