Frank Brown – Information

This page includes information on Frank Brown, the only man from Carroll County ever elected governor of Maryland.

From the Maryland Archives

Frank Brown (1846-1920) – Governor of Maryland, 1892-1896 (Democrat)

Born: August 8, 1846 at “Brown’s Inheritance,” near Sykesville, Carroll County
Father: Stephen T. Cockey
Mother: Susan A. (Bennett) Brown
Education: attended public schools
Marriage: December 23, 1879 to Mary Ridgely Preston Brown
(Official Hostess, 1895-1896: Mary Ridgely Brown Lee)
Children:  Frank S.R, Mary Ridgely Brown Lee
Religious affiliation:  Presbyterian

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, 1907

Died:  February 3, 1920 in Baltimore
Burial:Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore

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