Charles Hillyer Brand

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Charles H. Brand

Charles Hillyer Brand (April 20, 1861 – May 17, 1933) was an American politician, businessman, jurist and lawyer.


Brand was born in Loganville, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens in 1881. He was admitted to the state bar in 1882.

In 1894 and 1895, Brand served in the Georgia Senate and was the president pro tempore of that body. Brand was also involved in the banking industry as president and director of the Brand Banking Co. in Lawrenceville, Georgia, director of the Georgia National Bank and of the American State Bank in Athens. Brand was the solicitor general of the western district of Georgia from 1896 through 1904 and succeeded Richard B. Russell, Sr. as the judge of the state superior court in 1906. He served in that position until 1917.

Brand was then elected as a Democratic representative of Georgia's 8th congressional district in the 65th United States Congress and served seven consecutive terms in that district. After congressional apportionment in 1932, Brand successfully ran for an eighth term in Georgia's newly redrawn 10th congressional district. He died in Athens while still in office and was buried in Shadow Lawn Cemetery in Lawrenceville, Georgia.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1933
Succeeded by
Braswell Deen
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1933 – May 17, 1933
Succeeded by
Paul Brown

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