Brown was probably born in Ireland on 30 August 1786. He moved to Texas in 1836 to near Nacogdoches. Early Texas census records list him as an Irishman and a farmer. Brown represented Nacogdoches County in the Sixth Congress of the Republic of Texas from 1841 to 1842.Brown was elected to the First Texas Legislature after annexation of Texas into the United States. On 3 March 1846, Speaker William Crump was given a leave of absence, Brown was elected Speaker of the House pro tempore. On 9 March 1846, Brown resigned as Speaker pro tempore, and the House elected Edward Thomas Branch.He was a founder of Henderson County when it was formed from Nacogdoches County in 1846. Brown served as a notary public and a ferry operator, and received a license to operate a toll-bridge over Kickapoo Creek near Old Normandy (present-day Brownsboro, which was named for John Brown). On 27 April 1846, Brown helped to found the Texas Democratic Party in Austin. Brown served as a commissioner to help locate the state penitentiary in 1848. In 1850, Brown was one of the commissioners that selected Athens as the seat of Henderson County.Brown was married to Margaret Hodges Brooks. After her death in 1849, he married Elizabeth Holland in 1851. He probably died in 1852. Notes ^ Sources differ on the exact place and date of birth. ^ Journals of the House of Representatives of the First Legislature of the State of Texas (pdf). Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Clarksville, Texas: Standard Printing Office. 1846. pp. 67–8, 104–5. Retrieved 2007-01-12.
Liam Lawlor (hurler) and John Brown (Texas politician)Liam Lawlor (born 18 June 1985), is a former intercounty footballer, for Waterford and now plays on the Senior hurling team for Waterford. He also plays with his club Fourmilewater/The Nire.Contents 1 Playing career 1.1 Club 1.2 Senior Intercounty 2 ReferencesPlaying career ClubLawlor plays his club hurling with his local club Fourmilewater Hurling Club, in Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford and he plays football for his club The Nire. He has played with The Nire/Fourmilewater from underage upwards. He has two county senior football titles with The Nire 2006 and 2008. He also won an U-21 (A) championship in 2004. He captained The Nire to the league title in 2009 when they defeated Stradbally in the final. He also has a minor (B) county title from 2000.He plays his club hurling for Fourmilewater, he made his drbut for the club in 2002 when he started corner forward against Passage in the relegation final, he scored the crucial goal that day. He won a minor (B) county title with the Nire in 2003 scoring 2-04 in the final from full-forward. They defeated Dunhill-Fenor by a point. Senior IntercountyHurlingLiam Lawlor made his intercounty senior championship debut against Clare in 2010. He played full back.He started all for games in Waterfords 2010 championship run, winning the munster title along the way, Waterford defeated Cork after a replay in the final. Waterfords run ended when they were defeated by Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final.He played two years county minor and 3 years county U-21 hurling.FootballLiam was a member of the Waterford senior football panel from 2007 to 2009, he made his debut as a second-half substitute against Kerry in the Munster senior football semi-final in the Fraher field. In 2008 he started against Clare and in 2009 he started both games in 2010, against Cork in the Munster championship and Meath in the qualifiers.He played in a munster U-21 football final against Cork in 2006, Waterford were heavily defeated.He also played one year county minor football, a relatively successful year for Waterford, played 5 games, won: 0, lost:3 and drew: 2. They registered draws against Cork and Clare.
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