History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Timothy Brown
TIMOTHY BROWN is an attorney who has practiced law in Marshalltown for a period of nearly fifty years. He was born in Otsego County, New York, December 27, 1827. Mr. Brown was reared on a farm, acquiring his education in the district schools with two years at an academy and read law before coming to Iowa in 1855. He first stopped at Toledo, but soon changed his residence to Marshalltown. He is a lawyer of ability and aside from practice has found time to compile and publish a standard work on “Jurisdiction of Courts.” He has literary and scientific tastes, is a thorough believer in evolution as taught by Huxley, Darwin and Spencer, holding that man is a part of created life, simply higher in development than other animal life. He is the author of a volume called “Biogeny” setting forth his ideas of animate nature. He is independent in politics and opposed to the recent policy of wars of conquest by our Republic. He is an earnest advocate of compulsory education and the establishment of public libraries.