R.M. Brown

Robert Meriwether Brown

Full Name: Robert Meriwether "Sunny Jim" Brown, Jr.
Date of birth: December 24, 1845
Date of death: May 10, 1917

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 52 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Wharton / Wharton   Lavaca, Wharton
H 52 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (1)   Democrat Wharton / Wharton   Lavaca, Wharton

(1) "Hon. R.M. Brown of Wharton, candidate for flotorial representative" requested "his name placed on the democratic ticket for the primary on July 28." "Halletsville News: Meeting of the Democratic Executive Committee Was Held," 4/26/1906, p. 12. Houston Post.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Robert Meriwether Brown, Volume IV, pp. 1598-1599. Birth date 12/24/1845 in Amherst County, Virginia. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company E, 2nd Virginia Calvary, enlisted 9/1/1863. R.M. Brown, Jr., application date 9/13/1913, birth year estimated 1845, birthplace Athens, Amhens, Virginia, age 68. Pension File No. 22600, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.
    Robert Meriweather Brown Jr., birth date 12/24/1845, death date 5/10/1917. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • R.M. Brown, burial in Wharton City Cemetery, Wharton County. Includes inscription: UCV [United Confederate Veterans]. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "'Sunny Jim' Brown Dead at Wharton," 5/11/1917, p. 12, "Judge R.M. Brown, known in the legislature as 'Sunny Jim,' died in a local hospital Wednesday night (5/9/1917)." Houston Post.
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - R.M. Brown, postoffice Wharton, nativity Virginia, age 59 (born circa 1846), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. R.M. Brown, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.M. Brown, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

30th R.S. - 1907
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Federal Relations  
Game and Fisheries  
Stock and Stock Raising  
29th R.S. - 1905
Common Carriers  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Game and Fisheries  

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