Norris Brown (May 2, 1863 - January 5, 1960) was a Senator from Nebraska
Brown was born in Maquoketa, Iowa. He attended the common schools and graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City, Iowa in 1883. He was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced his law practice in Perry, Iowa. He moved to Kearney, Nebraska, in 1888 and continued the practice of law. Brown was the prosecuting attorney of Buffalo County from 1892 to 1896, the deputy attorney general of Nebraska from 1900 to 1904, and the attorney general of Nebraska from 1904 to 1906.
Brown was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1907, to March 3, 1913. During his term he served as the chairman of the Committee on Patents (Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1912. He then resumed the practice of law in Omaha from 1913 to 1942, when he retired and moved to Seattle, Washington. Brown died there January 5, 1960 and was interred in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha.
Preceded by: Joseph Millard (R) United States Senator from Nebraska (Class 2) 1907-1913 Succeeded by: George W. Norris (I) This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.