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Garry E. Brown

Garry E. Brown

Garry Eldridge Brown (August 12, 1923–August 27, 1998) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Garry Brown had four daughters, Frances, Mollie, Amelia, and Abigail. His family owned and operated a dairy farm while he was growing up, in Schoolcraft, Michigan. They were one of the first to settle there, and his family still owns the original property that the Browns settled on in the 1830s.


Brown was born in Schoolcraft, Michigan to a family with a political background in Michigan. His great-grandfather, Ebenezer Lakin Brown, and his grandfather, Addison Makepeace Brown, both served in the Michigan State Legislature.

During bar in 1954 and commenced practice in Kalamazoo. He was commissioner of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan from 1957 to 1962 and was a delegate to the Michigan constitutional convention of 1961-1962. He served two terms in the Michigan State Senate from 1962 to 1966, where he was minority floor leader and chairman of the Republican senate policy committee.

In 1966, Brown defeated incumbent Democrat [[Paul

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