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Biographies of Buchanan County Residents:

Stephen S. Brown

Transcribed by Danielle Thompson

From the History of Buchanan County and the City of St Joseph and Representative Citizens

STEPHEN S. BROWN, senior member of the firm of Brown & Dolman, of St. Joseph, and one of the ablest lawyers in this section of the State, was born in St. Lawrence County, New York, February 14, 1846. There he grew to manhood and mastered the intricacies of the legal profession before he had reached his 23rd year. Realizing the advantages which a new country offered to an enterprising and ambitious young man, he hast his lot with Missouri, locating in DeKalb County in 1869. There he opened an office and his diligent application to his profession, together with his determination to succeed, soon enabled him to surmount the difficulties which beset the pathway of the novice and, as he gained the confidence of the people, he acquired a practice which was at once lucrative and satisfactory. He remained there until June 1, 1882, when he moved to St. Joseph and the success and popularity achieved in DeKalb County followed him to his new field and have been increased by his 22 years of residence and work among the people of Buchanan County. He has conducted some of the most difficult cases tried in the State or Federal courts. Mr. Brown is pleasantly located in the National Bank of St. Joseph building.