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Brown, John Innes

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Birth Date: 1872 (Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom)

Death Date: 3 December 1949 (Coorparoo, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: John Brown and Janet (nee Kidston)

Family: (2) Euphemia Macintosh Galloway Crockatt on 27 July 1929, (1) Mary Ellen Thomson on 13 August 1913

Education: South Brisbane State School

Religion: Methodist

Relationship to Politician: Brother of Richard Kidston Brown, who was the member for Buranda from 1947 to 1957


Employed at his father's blacksmith business, Coorparoo, 1918 to 1935

Local Government Service: Alderman, Brisbane City Council, 1928-1936; Chairman, Coorparoo Shire Council, from 1919

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Logan 11 May 1935 15 Apr 1944

Additional Information

Notes: Member: Victoria Bridge Board; Electricity Board; Water and Sewerage Board; and Brisbane Tramway Trust; Life Member: Queensland Amateur Athletics Club; and Thompson Estate Harriers' Club (an amateur athletics club); Foundation member: Coorparoo Bowls Club

Sources: Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); The Courier-Mail, 'Death of Mr. John Brown', 6 Dec 1949.; Queensland Parliamentary Debates, Motion of Condolence, First session of the 32nd Parliament, Vol. 198, 2 Aug 1950, pp12-15 (Brisbane, Qld: Government Printer)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 27 June 2017]