Simon Brown (Massachusetts)

For other people with the same name, see Simon Brown (disambiguation).
Simon Brown
21st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
Governor Henry Gardner
Preceded by William C. Plunkett
Succeeded by Henry W. Benchley
Personal details
Born (1802-11-29)November 29, 1802
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Died February 27, 1873(1873-02-27) (aged 70)
Concord, Massachusetts
Political party Know Nothing
Residence Concord, Massachusetts

Simon Brown (November 29, 1802 February 27, 1873) was an American politician who served as the 21st Lieutenant Governor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1855 to 1856.[1][2] He was then an at-large delegate to the 1856 Republican Convention in Philadelphia where he supported the nomination of John C. Fremont. Professionally, Brown was a printer and publisher, including of the New England Farmer, working in Boston.[3] He died at Concord, Massachusetts of typhoid fever, in 1873.[4]


  1. Proceedings at the Semi-centennial Celebration: Of the Organization of the ... - Second Congregational Unitarian Church (Concord, N.H.), Daniel Franklin Secomb - Google Books. 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
  2. Daughter of Boston: The Extraordinary Diary of a Nineteenth-century Woman ... - Caroline Wells Healey Dall - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
  3. "A Bit of Newspaper History," The Granite Monthly 2, (1879): 231.
  4. Appletons' Journal - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
Political offices
Preceded by
William C. Plunkett
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1855 1856
Succeeded by
Henry W. Benchley

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