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Joseph E. Brown

Born: Apr 15, 1821

Death: Nov 30, 1894

Birthplace: Pickens

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Joseph E. Brown

Date of Birth : Apr 15, 1821
Date of Death : Nov 30, 1894
Birth Place : Pickens

Joseph Emerson Brown, often referred to as Joe Brown, was the 42nd Governor of Georgia from 1857 to 1865, and a U.S. Senator from 1880 to 1891. Governor Brown was a leading secessionist in 1861, taking his state out of the Union and into the Confederacy. A former Whig, and a firm believer in states' rights, he defied the national government's wartime policies. He resisted the Confederate military draft, and tried to keep as many soldiers at home as possible. He denounced Confederate President Jefferson Davis as an incipient tyrant. Brown challenged Confederate impressment of animals, goods, and slaves. Several other governors followed his lead.


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