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Brigadier-General Howard Clifton Brown (3 April 1868 – 11 September 1946)[1] was a British army officer and Conservative Party politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Newbury.


Brown was the son of James Clifton Brown, an earlier MP for the same constituency, by his wife Amelia Rowe.

He served as a Captain with the 12th Lancers in the Second Boer War in South Africa 1899-1901, and was promoted brevet Major in November 1900.[2] From 1908 to 1912 he was commander of the 12th Lancers, before he was given command of the South Eastern Mounted Brigade 1913-16 and served in the First World War. He resigned as Brigadier general.[3]

Brown was elected to the House of Commons for Newbury at an unopposed by-election on 6 June 1922.[4] However, in the following year's general election he lost the seat by just 41 votes to his Liberal opponent, Innes Harold Stranger.[4]

At the 1924 general election he was re-elected as Newbury's MP, which he remained until stepping down at the 1945 general election.[4]

He married, in 1903, Mary Eirene Hodges, daughter of Sir Henry Hodges, and had three daughters.[3]


  1. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)}[better source needed] }}
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27359. p. 6305. 27 September 1901.
  3. 3.0 3.1 BROWN, Brig.-Gen. Howard Clifton’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 293. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Arthur Mount
Member of Parliament for Newbury
Succeeded by
Innes Harold Stranger
Preceded by
Innes Harold Stranger
Member of Parliament for Newbury
Succeeded by
Anthony Hurd

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