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Temporary insanity – Part 4


Arthur Brown of Salt Lake City won election to the U.S. Senate when Utah entered the Union in 1896. During his rise in Republican Party circles in his adopted state Brown became acquainted with a woman named Anne Bradley who often attended party meetings.

The year after his brief term in the Senate ended in 1897, Brown and Bradley (who was 20 years younger than he) began having an affair.

At the time the liaison began, Brown was married to his second wife, Isabel. Bradley was separated from her husband. Each was the parent of two children.

Before long, Bradley became pregnant. She and Brown...

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