John Morehead Brower

Biography of John Morehead Brower

John Morehead Brower (b. July 19, 1845 in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina) was a Representative from North Carolina.

Brower was born in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina on July 19, 1845, but soon moved to Surry County with his parents, who settled in Mount Airy in 1845. He was educated by private tutors and attended the Mount Airy Male Academy and engaged in agricultural pursuits, the raising and processing of tobacco, and mercantile pursuits.

Brower was delegate to all Republican State conventions from 1872 to 1896 and a member of the State senate 1876-1878. He was elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891), where he was chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Fifty-first Congress). Then he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress, but then became a member of the State house of representatives in 1896-1898, later resuming his former agricultural and business pursuits.

Brower moved to Oklahoma and settled in Boswell, Choctaw County, in 1907 and engaged in the manufacture of lumber, agricultural pursuits, and stock raising. He died in Paris, Lamar County, Texas, August 5, 1913 and was interred in Oakdale Cemetery, Mount Airy, North Carolina.

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