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I am neither a free-trade man, willing to collect all the money we have to raise by direct tax upon the people, nor am I willing to lay a tax simply for protection when the Government does not need the money.  - Joseph E. Brown
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Born: April 15, 1821

Died: November 30, 1894 (aged 73)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Politician

Bio: Joseph Emerson Brown, often referred to as Joe Brown, was the 42nd Governor of Georgia from 1857 to 1865, and a U.S. Senator from 1880 to 1891. During the American Civil War, Brown, a former Whig, had constant disagreements with Confederate President Jefferson Davis, whom he saw as an incipient tyrant.

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