Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: Morgan W. Brown Nomination
Series Number: MS97-03
Processed and Cataloged by: Reprocessed by Dieter C. Ullrich on July 12, 2010.
Date Listed: July 12, 2010
Date Span: 1834
Size of Collection: 0.5 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 1 oversized document.
Type of Material: Correspondence.
Condition of Material: Fair. Document is torn completely in half with foxing caused by aging.
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: Morgan Welles Brown served as a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Tennessee from January 3, 1834 until his death on March 7, 1853. He was born at Clarksville, Tennessee in 1800. He began to study law in 1830 and started a private practice in Nashville in 1833. He was also the editor of the Nashville Republican from 1832 to 1833. Brown was nominated for federal judge by President Andrew Jackson on December 18, 1833 and confirmed by the United States Senate on December 31. He was reassigned on June 18, 1839 to the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western District of Tennessee.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of a signed nomination by President Andrew Jackson and Secretary of State Louis McLane for Morgan W. Brown to serve as federal judge for the Eastern and Western District of Tennessee on January 3, 1834.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Brown, Morgan Welles, 1800-1853.
McLane, Louis, 1786-1857.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
Judges – United States – Nomination.