Thomas Brown
Member of Parliament
for North Down
In office
14 December 1918 – 21 February 1922
Preceded byWilliam Mitchell-Thomson
Succeeded byHenry Wilson
Solicitor-General for Ireland
In office
12 June 1921 – 5 August 1921
MonarchGeorge V
Preceded byDaniel Martin Wilson
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Personal details
Born(1879-03-17)17 March 1879
Newtownards, Ireland, (now Northern Ireland)
Died7 October 1944(1944-10-07) (aged 65)
Political partyUlster Unionist Party
Alma materQueen's University Belfast

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

Thomas Watters Brown was born at The Square in Newtownards, County Down on 17 March 1879 and was the son of James A. Brown, a wool draper, and Mary Anne Watters.

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 b A. D. McDonnell (2000). The life of Sir Denis Henry: Catholic Unionist. Ulster Historical Foundation. ISBN 9780901905949. 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 byWilliam Mitchell-Thomson Member of Parliament for North Down 1918–1922 Succeeded byHenry Wilson Legal offices Preceded byDaniel Martin Wilson Solicitor-General for Ireland June–August 1921 Office abolished Preceded byDenis Henry Attorney-General for Ireland 5 August 1921 -16 November 1921 Office abolished