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Children  James I. Brownson
Church  Presbyterian
Name  James Brownson

James I. Brownson
Born  March 14, 1817Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
Died  1899 Washington, Pennsylvania
Education  Washington College Western Theological Seminary
Ordained  October 10, 1840, at Greencastle, Pennsylvania (Presbytery of Carlisle)
Congregations served  First Presbyterian Church of Washington, Pennsylvania

James Irwin Brownson, Sr., D.D. (March 14, 1817 - 1899) was a clergyman and academic in Washington, Pennsylvania. He served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington, Pennsylvania for over 50 years.



He was born on March 14, 1817 in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. He was ordained by the Presbytery of Carlisle in 1840. He became minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington, Pennsylvania in 1848.

Brownson was elected to the Board of Trustees of Washington College in 1849 served as President Pro Tem. there from July 13, 1852 until September 20, 1853. He was elected to serve in the consolidated board of Washington & Jefferson College after the union of the two colleges and was made President of the Board in 1882. He again served as President Pro Tem. in 1870. He also served as a trustee of the Washington Female Seminary and of the Western Theological Seminary (now Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

He died in 1899 in Washington, Pennsylvania.


His son James Irwin Brownson, Jr. served as Judge of the Washington County Courts of Common Pleas and became the namesake of the Brownson House.


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