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Robert Audley Browne

Photo credit:

Biographical Profile: Pastor Audley Browne, Chaplain of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 100th Regiment http://www.100thpenn.com/brownebio.htm



Session Office Position District Party
1865 27 Republican
1867 27 Republican
 Counties   Armstrong, Butler, Lawrence


12/03/1821 - 05/05/1919

Reverend Robert Audley Browne (R27) Armstrong, Butler, Lawrence Counties 1866-1868

Early Life: 

Reverend Robert Audley Browne born December 3, 1821, Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio; son of David L. and Sarah Miller Browne; Western Reserve University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Divinity, 1840; Theological Seminary, Allegheny Doctor of Divinity; married Mary Eichbaum, (m1848-1902) five children; Chaplin, Civil War 1861-1865; elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate 1866-1868; President of Westminster College, 1869-1872; Pastor, First United Presbyterian Church of New Castle, 1873-1902; died May 5, 1902 New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, interment, Oak Park Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. (i)

Early Career:

Enlisted, Chaplain Field and Staff, 100th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, August 31, 1861 South Carolina Campaign; At 2 d Manassas, Chaplain Browne elected to remain with wounded troops rather than leave the field; a decision which cost him his capture by the enemy. Quickly paroled, action at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Mississippi Valley Campaign (Vicksburg), East Tennessee Campaign, and the Petersburg Campaign mustering out, July 24, 1865.

President of Westminster College, 1867-1870.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate 27th district, Armstrong, Butler, Lawrence Counties 1866-1868.


Pastor, and associated with the First United Presbyterian Church of New Castle, 1873 - 1902.


       (i) https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13700005/robert-audley-browne