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William J. Browning

William John Browning (April 11, 1850 – March 24, 1920) was an American Republican party politician who represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district as a U.S. Representative from 1911, until his death in 1920.

William John Browning
William John Browning.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st district
In office
November 7, 1911 – March 24, 1920
Preceded byHenry C. Loudenslager
Succeeded byFrancis F. Patterson, Jr.
Personal details
BornApril 11, 1850
Camden, New Jersey
DiedMarch 24, 1920(1920-03-24) (aged 69)
Washington, D.C.
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican

Born in Camden, New Jersey, Browning attended the Friends' School. At an early age engaged in the wholesale dry goods business in Camden. He served as member of the Camden Board of Education and of the city council. He was appointed postmaster of Camden on June 18, 1889, and served until June 1, 1894, when his successor was appointed. He was Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the United States 1895–1911.

Browning was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry C. Loudenslager. He was reelected to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from November 7, 1911, until his death in the Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., March 24, 1920. He was interred in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, New Jersey.

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External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "William J. Browning (id: B000961)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • William Browning at The Political Graveyard
  • William Browning at Find a Grave
  • William J. Browning, late a representative from New Jersey, Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate frontispiece 1917
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry C. Loudenslager
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st congressional district

November 7, 1911 – March 24, 1920
Succeeded by
Francis F. Patterson