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Edward Everts Browne (February 16, 1868 – November 23, 1945) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.[1]

Edward Everts Browne
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1931
Preceded byJames H. Davidson
Succeeded byGerald J. Boileau
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1868-02-16)February 16, 1868
Waupaca, Wisconsin
DiedNovember 23, 1945(1945-11-23) (aged 77)
Evanston, Illinois
Political partyRepublican Party
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison

Born in Waupaca, Wisconsin, Browne attended the public schools and Waupaca High School. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1890 and from the law department of the same university in 1892. He was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Waupaca, Wisconsin. He served as district attorney of Waupaca County 1898–1905. He served as delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1902, 1904, and 1906. He served as member of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1905 and 1906. He served as member of the Wisconsin State Senate 1907–1912.

Browne was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1931). He represented Wisconsin's 8th congressional district. On April 5, 1917, he was one of the 50 representatives who voted against declaring war on Germany. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1930. He resumed the practice of law. He served as member of the State conservation commission 1936-1941. He died in Evanston, Illinois, November 23, 1945. He was interred in Lakeside Cemetery, Waupaca, Wisconsin.

His father, Edward L. Browne, had been a member of the Wisconsin State Senate and his uncle, Charles E. Browne, was a member of the legislature of the Wisconsin Territory.[2]


  • United States Congress. "Edward E. Browne (id: B000955)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James H. Davidson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1913 - March 3, 1931
Succeeded by
Gerald J. Boileau