List of United States Political Families (B) - The Browns, Bowens, and Francis

The Browns, Bowens, and Francis

  • John Brown (1736–1803), Treasurer of Rhode Island 1775-1796, Rhode Island State Representative 1782-1784, Delegate to the Continental Congress from Rhode Island 1784-1785, U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 1799-1801. Brother of Jabez Bowen.
  • Jabez Bowen (1739–1815), Providence, Rhode Island Councilman 1773 1775; Rhode Island Assemblyman 1777; Deputy Governor 1778-1779 1781-1786; Rhode Island Superior Court Judge 1776-1781; Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court. Brother-in-law of John Brown.
    • Benjamin Brown (1756–1831), Massachusetts State Representative 1809 1811-1812 1819, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1815-1817. Nephew of John Brown.
      • John Brown Francis (1791–1864), Rhode Island State Representative 1821-1829, Rhode Island State Senator 1831 1842 1845-1856, Governor of Rhode Island 1833-1838, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island 1844-1845. Grandson of John Brown.

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