Thomas Watters Brown

Thomas Watters Brown PC (17 March 1879 in Newtownards – 7 October 1944)[1][2] was an Irish lawyer and politician.

Thomas Brown
Member of Parliament
for North Down
In office
14 December 1918  21 February 1922
Preceded byWilliam Mitchell-Thomson
Succeeded byHenry Wilson
Personal details
Born(1879-03-17)17 March 1879
Newtownards, Ireland
Died7 October 1944(1944-10-07) (aged 65)
Political partyUlster Unionist Party
Alma materQueen's University Belfast

He was educated at Campbell College, Belfast and Queen's University Belfast. He was called to the Bar in 1907 and took silk in 1918.

He was elected Member of Parliament for North Down in 1918 and was appointed Solicitor-General for Ireland in June 1921. On 5 August of the same year he was promoted to Attorney-General for Ireland. He was the last holder of both offices.[2] He resigned as Attorney General for Ireland in December 1921, and served as a Judge of the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland from 1922 until his death.[3] He was appointed to the Privy Council of Northern Ireland in December 1922.[4]


  1. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 3)
  2. A. D. McDonnell (2000). The life of Sir Denis Henry: Catholic Unionist. Ulster Historical Foundation. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  3. "Who's Who". Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  4. "No. 76". The Belfast Gazette. 15 December 1922. p. 712.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Mitchell-Thomson
Member of Parliament for North Down
Succeeded by
Henry Wilson
Legal offices
Preceded by
Daniel Martin Wilson
Solicitor-General for Ireland
June–August 1921
Office abolished
Preceded by
Denis Henry
Attorney-General for Ireland
5–16 August 1921
Office abolished

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