Historic Markers Across Georgia



Joseph Emerson Brown



Marker ID: GHM 028-3
Location: City Park on Marietta Street in Canton, GA
County: Cherokee
Coordinates: N 34° 14.109    W 084° 29.461
  34.23515    -84.49101
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1W5D
Joseph Emerson Brown  Marker  



Text:

Brown, Joseph Emerson, 1821-94, U.S. public official, b. Pickens District, S.C. As governor of Georgia during the Civil War, Brown quarreled with Jefferson Davis over conscription and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus despite their common secessionist stand. After the war Brown briefly became a Republican but returned to the Democratic fold, and in 1880 he was appointed to the U.S. Senate seat of John B. Gordon, which he retained until his retirement in 1891. Along with Gordon and Alfred H. Colquitt, Brown controlled Georgia politics for many years.

GHM 028-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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