Representative Mahlon N. Brown View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 7/7/1966
Birth Place: What Cheer, Iowa
Birth County: Keokuk
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 55 (1953) - 57 (1957)
Home County: Keokuk
Mahlon N. Brown
Keokuk County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable Mahlon N. Brown, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Mahlon N. Brown was born September 29, 1924, at What Cheer, in Keokuk County, Iowa, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Brown. He passed away at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C., July 7, 1966.

He attended the public schools of What Cheer and Brownwood, Texas, prior to entering Kemper Military School and College in Boonville, Missouri, in 1942.

In December of 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and completed his pilot training at Luke Field, Arizona in 1943. Following his discharge from active duty in 1945, he enrolled at the University of Iowa Law School in Iowa City receiving his law degree in 1950.

Mr. Brown established a private law practice in What Cheer and in 1952 was elected Representative of Keokuk County and re-elected in 1954 and 1956. He was a member of the Republican party. After completing three terms in the Iowa Legislature he joined the Office of Civil Defense Mobilization in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1958, and in 1961 was transferred to Washington, D.C. to the Office of Emergency Planning, in the Executive Office of the President.

He attended the E.U.B. Church. He was a Past Master of Universe Lodge, A. F. and A. M. He was a member of Eastern Star, Lions Club, American Legion and the American Bar Association. He retired from reserve duty with the Air Force in 1964 with the rank of Captain.

Mr. Brown is survived by his widow, Le Ann and two daughters, Pamela and Sally of Cheverly, Maryland. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Elva J. Brown of Jefferson, Iowa and one brother, Robert D. of Lytton, Iowa.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SIXTY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable Mahlon N. Brown the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this resolution would express the appreciation of his service and tender its sympathy to the members of his family.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House and the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.