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Bedford County TN Biographies

Amos Brown
1893 - ??

Sheriff of Bedford County Tennessee. Mr. Brown was elected to the State Senate in 1927 from the 18th District. While in the Senate he was appointed to the most important committees of the Senate and served his district with honor and distinction. He has held the office of Sheriff for four years and is now serving another two year term as sheriff. He has made an efficient sheriff and has saved his county thousands of dollars. He also served two years as County Highway Commissioner being elected by an overwhelming vote of the people.

His parents were W.H. & Fannie (Curlin) Brown; his paternal grandparents, H.L. and Mary Tilford Brown, of Virginia;his maternal grandparents were Amos & Bettie (Hill) Curlin. He was educated in the public schools of Bedford County. He was born in that county on Sept. 11, 1893, of Scotch-Irish descent. He married Minnie Lee Neeley on Nov. 29, 1915 and later was married to Blanche Lamb on May 31, 1936. He is the father of two children, Martha Louise, 19, a student; Mary Ann, 11. Member of the Baptist Church; Mason; Scottish-Rite; American Legion. He served in the World War, 30th Div. in France for eleven months, being engaged in some important battles in the supply department.
Prominent Tennesseans 1940

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