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Frank Brown (1846-1920)
MSA SC 3520-1473

Governor of Maryland, 1892-1896 (Democrat)

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Born:   August 8, 1846 at "Brown's Inheritance," near Sykesville, Carroll County1
Father:  Stephen T. Cockey2
Mother:   Susan A. (Bennett) Brown3
Education:  attended public schools4
Marriage:  December 23, 1879 to Mary Ridgely Preston Brown5
(Official Hostess, 1895-1896:  Mary Ridgely Brown Lee)6
Children:  Frank S.R, Mary Ridgely Brown Lee7
Religious affiliation:  Presbyterian8
Positions held:
            Employed by R. Sinclair & Co.
            Engaged in agricultural pursuits
            Owned two large estates in Carroll County including "Springfield"
            Clerk, State tobacco warehouse, 1870-1875
            President, Maryland State Agricultural & Mechanical Society, 1880
            Campaign Treasurer, Democratic State Central Committee, 1885
            Postmaster of Baltimore, 1886-1890
            President, Board of Managers in Maryland for World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
            Governor of Maryland, 1892-1896
            Campaign manager for Thomas G. Hayes for mayor of Baltimore, 1899
            Presidential elector, 1905
            Campaign manager for J. Barry Mahool for mayor of Baltimore, 1906
            President, Baltimore Traction Company
           City Collector, Baltimore, 19079
Died:  February 3, 1920 in Baltimore10
Burial:  Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore11

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