Gus T. Brown

Gus Tyre Brown

Full Name: Gus Tyre "Pinky" Brown, Jr.
Date of birth: December 2, 1923
Date of death: September 30, 2005

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 81-1 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 7, 1952 52nd (1)   Democrat Luling / Caldwell   Caldwell, Hays

(1) Brown resigned 1/7/1952. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Terms of Service top

House District 81-1
Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 7, 1952
Legislatures: 52nd (1)  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Luling / Caldwell
Counties in district: Caldwell, Hays

(1) Brown resigned 1/7/1952. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Information top

Selected newspaper articles

Military Service Notes

  • Texas National Guard, Second Lieutenant, 36th Division; "While serving as an aerial engineer on a B-17 during World War II, his plane was shot down over Yugoslavia . . . He earned two Air Medals and the Purple Heart during his three and a half years of active duty." "Call to Armed Services Faces Dozen in Texas Legislature," 1/14/1951. Dallas Morning News.
  • United States Army Air Forces, Staff Sergeant, World War II. Photo and transcript of Staff Sergeant Gus T. Brown's testimony on being shot down in the former Yugoslavia, "The Testimony of Staff Sergeant Gus T. Brown, first American Airman to meet General Mihailovich, before the Commission of Inquiry, New York, May 1946," posted 3/8/2009. General Draza Mihailovich: Unsung World War Two Hero.
  • Photo and biographical sketch, Staff Sgt. Gus. T. "Pinkey" Brown, "Engineer and aerial Gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortess." The Luling Newsboy, Our Boys and Girls in World War II, book, 1944, p. 29, crediting Private Collection of the Ritchie Family. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Gus T. Brown, birth date 12/2/1923, death date 9/30/2005, residence in Caldwell County. FamilySearch United States Social Security Death Index.


  • Photograph. Gus T. Brown, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

52nd R.S. - 1951
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Military and Veteran's Affairs  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
State Hospitals and Special Schools  

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