Senator Norman Vaughan Brower View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 6/30/1917
Birth Place: Constantine, Michigan
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 22 (1888) - 25 (1894)
Home County: Hancock
Norman Vaughan Brower
Hancock County
Born in Constantine, Michigan, February 27, 1843. His father, W. J. Brower, was a lumber dealer, and gave Norman good educational advantages, and at an early age he graduated from the select school at Mishawaka, Indiana. At the age of eighteen years, he entered Company I, 9th Indiana Infantry, and was soon appointed sergeant. In 1865, he was mustered out, being in steady service from the time be entered the service until the close of the war. Immediately after returning from the battlefield, he commenced the publication of the Mishawaka (Ind.) Enterprise, which he continued up till October, 1870, when he came to Davenport, Iowa, where he was city editor of the Daily Gazette for one year. He then went to Mason City where he bought out the Cerro Gordo County Republican, which he conducted for two years. He then moved to Dubuque, where he was city editor of the Daily Times for awhile and was subsequently promoted to Editor-in Chief. He left the Times for the period of two years and returned to Indiana, where he was editor of the South Bend Daily Register. He returned to Dubuque and resumed his old position as editor of the Times. He retired from newspaper work, and moved to Garner, Hancock County, where he engaged in farming and the stock business. He was Mayor of the city of Garner for some years, and was appointed one of the commissioners to locate the soldier's home. Mr. Brower served in the Twenty-second, Twenty-third, Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth General Assemblies representing Hancock County. He is a strong adherent to the Republican Party. He is a member of the Episcopalian church, belongs to the I. O. O. F. and the G. A. R. On February 27, 1866, he married Miss Martha E. Johnson, of Geneva, Ohio.