ADAM MERCER BROWN [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Adam Mercer Brown extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Engraved by E. G. Williams. Major Adam Mercer Brown born in 1826 in Butler County, PA. was admitted to practice in 1853 and was a member of the Bar of Allegheny County for more than 57 years and served as the first president of the Pittsburgh Law Association. He came to Pittsburgh in 1850 to study law and entered into practice with his uncle Thomas M. Marshall. Later he formed a partnership with his two sons, who followed in the profession, under the firm name of A. M. Brown & Sons which continued throughout his active life. He was a man of considerable ability and integrity. During the Civil War he was Chairman of the Republican County Committee and a delegate to the Convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. In 1873 he organized and served as President of the Anchor Savings Bank of Pittsburgh. He was also a director of the Cash Insurance Company, the Oddfellows' Savings Bank, and the Dispatch Publishing Company. During the summer of 1879, the Pittsburgh, New Castle & Lake Erie Railroad became financially embarrassed finding they were unable to market their bonds and meet their obligations. The company was sold at Sheriff's sale August 27, 1879, and purchased by Maj. Brown, who organized the Pittsburgh & Western Railroad Company, of which Mr. James Callery, was President. Under the new management, the road was completed through Allegheny City, and from Zelienople to Wurtemberg in the summer of 1880. In April, 1882, the operation of the railroad was transferred to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.

Title: ADAM MERCER BROWN [Steel Engraved Portrait]

Author Name: Cushing, Thomas

Categories: Biography and Autobiography, 19th Century, Americana and American History,

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Binding: Print

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 35324

Keywords: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania History Major Adam Mercer Brown Allegheny County Pittsburgh Law Association 19th Century Lawyers Bar of Allegheny County