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James W. Brown (July 14, 1844 – October 23, 1909) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

James W. Brown (son-in-law of Thomas Marshall Howe) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked in the iron and steel industry and served as vice president of the Crucible Steel Company. He was also engaged in banking and was trustee of the Dollar Savings Bank.

James W. Brown was a member of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, whose earthen dam failed in May 1889, causing the Johnstown Flood. At the time of the Johnstown Flood, Brown was the secretary and treasurer of the Hussey, Howe and Company Steel Works Ltd.

Brown was married to Clara T. Howe, the eighth child of U.S. Representative Thomas Marshall Howe and Mary Anne Palmer.

Brown was elected as an Independent Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1904. He resumed his former business pursuits and served as president of the Colonial Steel Company. He died at Point Mouille, Michigan. Interment in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh.

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Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 32nd congressional district

1903-1905
Succeeded by
Andrew J. Barchfeld

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